Severely ill Pussy Riot member to be treated in Germany

FILE - In this July 15, 2018, stewards pull Pyotr Verzilov, a member of the feminist protest group Pussy Riot off the pitch after he stormed onto the

FILE - In this July 15, 2018, stewards pull Pyotr Verzilov, a member of the feminist protest group Pussy Riot off the pitch after he stormed onto the

FILE - In this Sunday, July 15, 2018 file photo, Croatia's Dejan Lovren and a steward grab Pyotr Verzilov, who invaded the pitch during the France and

FILE - In this Sunday, July 15, 2018 file photo, Croatia's Dejan Lovren and a steward grab Pyotr Verzilov, who invaded the pitch during the France and

FILE In this file photo taken on Monday, July 23, 2018, Pyotr Verzilov, a member of the feminist protest group Pussy Riot, gestures during hearings in

FILE In this file photo taken on Monday, July 23, 2018, Pyotr Verzilov, a member of the feminist protest group Pussy Riot, gestures during hearings in

FILE - In this Sunday, July 15, 2018 file photo, Pyotr Verzilov invading the pitch, runs away as a steward tries to stop him during the France and Cro

FILE - In this Sunday, July 15, 2018 file photo, Pyotr Verzilov invading the pitch, runs away as a steward tries to stop him during the France and Cro

FILE - In this file photo taken on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, Russian political activist Nadya Tolokonnikova of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, stands wi

FILE - In this file photo taken on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, Russian political activist Nadya Tolokonnikova of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, stands wi

MOSCOW (AP) — 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 partner, Veronika Nikulshina, saying a doctor from an unspecified Berlin clinic who is friends with the ill man's father suggested medical care outside Russia.

Verzilov has been in intensive care at a Moscow hospital since Tuesday. Alekhina told the AP on Friday he had regained consciousness.

She says she thinks he was poisoned for political reasons.

Verzilov, Nikulshina and two other Pussy Riot members served 15-day jail sentences for disrupting July's World Cup final with a police protest.