Sanctions imposed on five Russian individuals by UK in connection with Kara-Murza case.

The UK authorities have imposed sanctions on five Russian citizens in connection with the trial of Russian opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza (who was considered a foreign agent in Russia).

Moscow City Court judges announced a 25-year strict-regime prison sentence for Russian Vladimir Kara-Murza, fined him 400,000 rubles ($4,900), restricted his movement for a year and a half, and banned him from journalism for 7 years. years after serving his sentence, after being convicted of high treason and slander against the Russian army.

The UK Foreign Office condemned the imposition of such a decision on the politician and said it would explore “other measures” to bring to justice all those involved in Kara Murza’s arrest.

The agency said: “Today (April 21, Friday), Secretary of State James Cleverley imposed sanctions on five individuals involved in the poisoning and detention of politician and journalist Vladimir Kara-Murza.”

In a statement, the British ministry noted that the sanctions were imposed on the Russian judge Elena Linskaya (Judge of the Basmanny Court in Moscow), who, according to the British authorities, agreed to the arrest of Kara-Murza, in addition to the investigators in his case – Denis Kolesnikov and Andrey Zadachin.

Two Russian FSB officers Alexander Samoval and Konstantin Kudryavtsev were also sanctioned. According to the statement, the two were part of the Kara Murza task force before he was poisoned in 2015 and 2017.

Charg√© d’Affaires of the British Ambassador Deborah Brunert was present at the hearing of the verdict against Vladimir Karamurze.

Last Tuesday, the Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the US, British and Canadian ambassadors working in Russia.

The ministry said in a statement that it had summoned the three countries’ ambassadors on the grounds of “flagrant interference in Russia’s internal affairs and activities inconsistent with the diplomatic situation.”

Before that, the press secretary of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said that the statements of the ambassadors of Great Britain, the United States and Canada after the announcement of the verdict on Vladimir Kara-Murza are regarded as direct interference in the internal affairs of Russia.

Source: News

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