Kremlin critic Vladimir Kara-Murza has been found guilty of treason and jailed for 25 years in Russia. The 41-year-old criticized Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and told the court he stood by his words.
Russian opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza was found guilty on charges of treason and denigrating the military by a court in Moscow on Monday.
Kara-Murza voiced the opposition slogan “Russia will be free” in court after the sentence was announced.
It’s the harshest sentence of its kind since Russia criminalized criticism of its military.
His lawyer, Vadim Prokhorov, told DW that “considering his health conditions it is effectively a death sentence.”
After the trial, the court said that it found Kaza-Murza guilty of spreading “false” information about the military and of being affiliated with an “undesirable organization.”