The UK summons the Russian ambassador after the “political” denunciation of the opposition Kara-Murza

Madrid, April 17th. (Press Europe) –

The UK government summoned the Russian ambassador in London to personally express its unease with Monday’s ruling against opposition member Vladimir Kara-Murza, who also holds British citizenship, because it is considered to have “political motives”.

As for London, Monday’s ruling by a Moscow court “contradicts the commitments Russia has undertaken with regard to human rights,” according to a statement from the Foreign Office. In fact, representatives of the British Embassy in Russia attended the process.

The head of British diplomacy, James Cleverley, lamented that Karza-Murza had been found guilty by the Russian Court of Justice for referring to the invasion of Ukraine in a “brave” manner as “what it is: a flagrant violation of international law and the Charter of the United Nations”. .

Cleverly stressed that “Russia’s lack of commitment to protecting basic human rights, including freedom of expression, is troubling.” family.

Kara-Murza, considered a foreign agent by the Russian authorities, was found guilty of treason, dissemination of false information about the armed forces and collaboration with an unwanted organization. The court also banned him from practicing journalism for seven years, despite his defense announcing that he would appeal the ruling.

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