Russia: Jailed Putin critic transferred to Siberia prison

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A Russian absorption figure, jailed for publically denouncing his country's invasion of Ukraine, has been transferred to a maximum information situation successful Siberia, his lawyer said Sunday.

Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr. was sentenced to 25 years successful prison for treason earlier this year as portion of the Kremlin's relentless crackdown connected dissent.

He was recovered blameworthy of spreading "false information" astir the Russian service and of having links to an "undesirable organization" successful a closed-door trial.

On Thursday, helium arrived astatine IK-6, a maximum information penal colony successful the Siberian metropolis of Omsk, and was placed successful a tiny "punishment cell," his lawyer Vadim Prokhorov said successful a Facebook post.

Omsk is immoderate 2,700 kilometers (1,670 miles) eastbound of Moscow.

Russian absorption activistic jailed for 25 years

Siberia determination puts Kara-Murza's wellness astatine risk

Prokhorov said placing the 42-year-old successful specified cells puts his fragile wellness astatine hazard arsenic he suffers from a nervus information called polyneuropathy owed to 2 poisoning attempts.

Authorities successful Russia person regularly sent imprisoned dissidents to punishment cells successful caller months implicit alleged insignificant infractions, a practice that is wide considered designed to enactment further unit connected Kremlin critics down bars.

The lawyer said the transportation from a detention halfway successful Moscow, where Kara-Murza was being held pending proceedings and appeals, took little than 3 weeks.

Russian situation transfers, usually done by train, are notorious for taking a agelong time, sometimes weeks, during which there's nary entree to prisoners, and accusation astir their whereabouts is limited.

Kara-Murza is simply a dual Russian-British citizen, a journalist and an absorption activist.

Kara-Murza survived poisonings successful 2015 and 2017 that helium blamed connected the Kremlin, which Russian officials person denied.

He was an subordinate of absorption person Boris Nemtsov, who was killed adjacent the Kremlin successful 2015.

US code connected Ukraine warfare led to arrest

The charges against him stemmed from a code helium gave weeks anterior to his arrest to the Arizona House of Representatives successful which helium denounced Russia's penetration of Ukraine.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has unleashed an unprecedented crackdown connected dissent since Moscow's troops rolled into Ukraine successful February past year.

Kara-Murza rejected the charges against him and called them punishment for lasting up to Putin.

He likened the proceedings to the amusement trials nether Soviet dictator Josef Stalin.

In the period pursuing the announcement of Kara-Murza's unprecedentedly agelong sentence, several international leaders and supporters demanded that Russia let his release.

mm/nm (AFP, AP)

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