Russia: Sentencing for Prominent Kremlin Critic
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Russian opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza is escorted to a hearing in a court in Moscow, Russia, February 8, 2023
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(Berlin, April 14, 2023) – Moscow City Court is scheduled to deliver a verdict on April 17, 2023 in the criminal trial against the prominent Russian opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza, Human Rights Watch said today. Russian authorities should immediately and unconditionally release Kara-Murza, who has been arbitrarily detained for the past year, as well as other peaceful civic and political activists arbitrarily detained in Russia.
On April 6, the prosecutor asked the court to sentence Kara-Murza to 25 years in prison on combined charges of treason, dissemination of …read more
Source:: Human Rights Watch