Pussy Riot Releases Statement After Poisoned Activist's Release From Hospital: 'We Demand the Russian Officials to Start Investigating This Case'

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Conceptual artist Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (C) of Pussy Riot performs onstage during Day for Night festival on Dec. 16, 2017 in Houston, Texas. 

Weeks after Pussy Riot activist Peter Verzilov was flown to Germany to be treated for suspected poisoning, the group has released a statement demanding an investigative case be opened to figure out what happened.

While Verzilov is now out of the hospital, the statement reads that the doctors couldn't figure out what poisoned him. "German doctors say that they have not seen anything like Peter's case before. An agent he was poisoned with is almost impossible to identify, and it gives such long-lasting effects on Peter's physical and mental health as none of the existing poisons."

Verzilov believes the Russian politicians from the security or military services‚Äč, or the siloviky, are responsible for the incident, but the statement demands investigation for the murder attempt. According to Dr. Kai-Uwe Eckardt of Berlin’s Charite hospital, Verzilov fell severely ill on Sept. 11 after attending a friend’s court hearing, and was admitted to a Moscow hospital that night with symptoms including disorientation and widened pupils.

Read the full statement below.