Russian-British journalist Vladimir Kara-Murza was convicted in April of fraud, spreading “false” information about Russian military intervention, and joining an “undesirable organization.”
Kara-Murza is among those who called on the outside world to impose sanctions on the Russian authorities.
He is now serving a 25-year prison sentence, the harshest sentence ever given to a critic of the Russian regime. Kara-Murza denies these accusations. In August, he lost his appeal case.
He was transferred to the prison of terror
In September, he was transferred to the notorious IK-6 penal colony in the Siberian city of Omsko, according to his lawyer Vadim Prokhorov.
Putin critic Alexei Navalny is spending time in a concentration camp, where prisoners are said to have been mistreated, according to Russian media.
Navalny’s supporters have previously described it as “one of the most terrifying prisons in Russia.”
According to Prokhorov, the transfer from the Moscow prison took just under three weeks. These transfers between prisons in Russia often take a long time and usually take place by train. During transfers, inmates are not allowed to contact other inmates or obtain information about their whereabouts.
Sound the alarm
In an interview with The Independent His wife Evgenia Kara-Murza is sounding the alarm about his health. She believes that while he was in prison, his condition is said to have worsened significantly, and therefore his stay in a Siberian prison could be life-threatening.
Kara-Murza was suffering from serious health problems even before his arrest on April 11 last year. He suffers from a neurological disease called neuropathy, which according to his wife is due to his exposure to poisoning in 2015 and 2017.
According to the Moscow prison neurologist, his health condition will only deteriorate if he is unable to exercise regularly and get fresh air.
His condition will get worse because he cannot get fresh air or walk, his wife says.
After being transferred to prison in Siberia, he was held in a small room. He claims that as a result of his condition, he can no longer feel his bones.
Now the wife is asking the British authorities to put more pressure on Russia to release him, insisting that “time is running out.”
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