Tue. Jul 16th, 2024
Marking Two Years of Vladimir Kara-Murza’s Unjust Detention

Two years ago, Russian officials detained Vladimir Kara-Murza on spurious and politically motivated grounds, eventually charging him for speaking out against the Russian government’s war against Ukraine. His unjust conviction, egregious 25-year sentence, and continued imprisonment demonstrate the Kremlin’s determination to silence dissent, punish critics, and suppress fundamental freedoms. A tireless advocate for political prisoners, human rights, and democracy in Russia, Mr. Kara-Murza survived two near-fatal poisonings in 2015 and 2017. He continues to show dedication to the principles of democracy, freedom of speech, and the rule of law in a country where the government does all it can to stifle them. We stand in solidarity with Mr. Kara-Murza and his family at this difficult time, and renew our call for his release, as well as the release of all unjustly detained political prisoners in Russia.

Official news published at https://www.state.gov/marking-two-years-of-vladimir-kara-murzas-unjust-detention/

originally published at Politics - JISIP NEWS