Maria Alekhina

MOSCOW | Severely ill Pussy Riot member to be treated in Germany

MOSCOW — A member of Russia’s Pussy Riot protest group says a severely ill fellow activist is being sent to Germany for treatment after his suspected poisoning. Maria Alekhina told The Associated Press that Pyotr Verzilov was being flown to Berlin on Saturday. She did not give any details. Independent news site Meduza cited Verzilov’s … Continue reading MOSCOW | Severely ill Pussy Riot member to be treated in Germany

MOSCOW | Pussy Riot member said to regain consciousness in hospital

MOSCOW — A member of Russia’s Pussy Riot protest group says a fellow activist who was hospitalized for possible poisoning has regained consciousness. Group member Maria Alekhina told The Associated Press via Facebook that Pyotr Verzilov regained consciousness on Friday, but remained in intensive care. Verzilov has been in the hospital since falling ill Tuesday. … Continue reading MOSCOW | Pussy Riot member said to regain consciousness in hospital

MOSCOW | Pussy Riot says member has left Russia, despite ban

MOSCOW  — The Russian punk collective Pussy Riot says one of its members has departed for Britain, despite being banned from leaving the country. Maria Alekhina had said she was turned back by border police Wednesday when she tried to leave the country for a performance at the Edinburgh Fringe festival based on her book. … Continue reading MOSCOW | Pussy Riot says member has left Russia, despite ban

MOSCOW | Russian police block Pussy Riot activist from trip to UK

MOSCOW  — An activist from the Russian punk collective Pussy Riot says she has been banned from leaving the country. Maria Alekhina said she was heading to Britain to attend a theater performance based on her book when border police turned her back Wednesday. Russian authorities explained the move by claiming that Alekhina had failed … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian police block Pussy Riot activist from trip to UK

MOSCOW | Pussy Riot activist protests torture in Russian prisons

MOSCOW  — An activist from Russian punk collective Pussy Riot has led a protest outside the headquarters of the state penitentiary agency to protest torture and slave labor in Russian prisons. Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina and activist Dmitry Tsorionov put banners and photos of inmates who were reportedly beaten by prison personnel on the … Continue reading MOSCOW | Pussy Riot activist protests torture in Russian prisons