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Prosecution requests 25-year prison sentence for Vladimir Kara-Murza

Lawyer Maria Eismont says the prosecutor has requested a 25-year prison sentence for Russian politician and journalist Vladimir Kara-Murza.

The prosecution is insistent on this term and alleges that Kara-Murza is guilty of three crimes: spreading false information about the military, engaging in activities of an undesirable organization, and committing treason. Kara-Murza's lawyer says he lost 17 kilograms of weight during his imprisonment.

Additionally, it is noted by Agentstvo that similarly lengthy sentences were sought for other crimes such as the St. Petersburg Metro attack, the shooting of soldiers by a conscript, and the murder of a World War II veteran.

In April 2022, Vladimir Kara-Murza was detained and sent to a pre-trial detention center after being accused of fabricating stories about the Russian military. Subsequently, he faced additional charges of treason and collaborating with an undesirable organization.

According to Kara-Murza's lawyer, in March, the politician started to feel numbness in his limbs while he was in a punishment cell. On the third day of his confinement in the punishment cell, Kara-Murza began to lose sensation first in his right foot and then in his left foot. The lawyer pointed out that Kara-Murza developed peripheral polyneuropathy following two poisonings in 2015 and 2017, and being in solitary confinement worsened his condition.

Kara-Murza's lawyer reported in March that during his stay in the punishment cell, the politician began to experience numbness of his limbs. Thus, on the third day after his placement in the punishment cell, Kara-Murza began to lose sensitivity first in his right foot and then in his left foot. The lawyer recalled that after two poisonings in 2015 and 2017, Kara-Murza developed peripheral polyneuropathy, and being in solitary confinement exacerbated the disease.

In 2021, The Insider published an investigation about Kara-Murza's poisoning.

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