FILE In this file photo taken dated Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, Pyotr Verzilov, a member of the feminist protest group Pussy Riot speaks during an interview to the Associated Press in Moscow, Russia. A member of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot said Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, that he's recovering after spending two weeks in intensive care after a suspected poisoning. 9AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

Pussy Riot activist discharged from German hospital

September 26, 2018 - 1:10 pm

BERLIN (AP) — A German hospital says it has discharged a member of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot after he made significant progress in his recovery from suspected poisoning.

The Charite hospital said that Pyotr Verzilov was discharged on Wednesday. He arrived in the German capital in mid-September after initial treatment in Moscow.

Verzilov and other members of the Pussy Riot group served 15-day jail sentences for disrupting the World Cup soccer final in Moscow in July to protest excessive Russian police powers.

German doctors treating Verzilov have said reports that he was poisoned are "highly plausible," but stressed they can't say how this might have occurred or who was responsible.

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