Pussy Riot Member Arrested for Suspicion of Hooliganism


Punk rock activist Peter Verzilov claims to have been interrogated for more than 12 hours by anti-extremism police about his involvement in a series of 2019 Moscow protests.

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Pussy Riot member Peter Verzilov has been arrested in Russia and accused of organising riots.

Officials took the punk rock activist into custody on Sunday morning (June 21) and he was interrogated for 13 hours under suspicion of hooliganism, according to a Pussy Riot statement.

Verzilov, who is one of the leaders of the group’s activism movement, claims anti-extremism police questioned him about his involvement in a series of 2019 Moscow protests that ended in clashes between protesters and cops.

He was briefly released on Sunday but picked up again by police officials, who detained him overnight.

Reports suggest he is facing hooliganism charges and could face 15 days behind bars.