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Russia: Political activist Vladimir Kara-Murza is a prisoner of conscience who must be released immediately and unconditionally

Index Number: EUR 46/5578/2022

Vladimir Kara-Murza, a prominent Russian political activist and journalist, is facing criminal prosecution for “public dissemination of knowingly false information about the use of the Russian Armed Forces to protect the interests of the Russian Federation and its citizens, and uphold international peace and security” for his criticism of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Under Article 207.3(2)(d) of the Criminal Code, he may face up to 10 years in prison. Vladimir Kara-Murza is a prisoner of conscience and must be released immediately and unconditionally. His criminal prosecution must be terminated, and Article 207.3 of the Criminal Code must be repealed.

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