Ukraine war: Verdict due in treason trial of Kremlin critic


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A Russian court is due to deliver a verdict in the case against opposition figure Vladimir Kara-Murza, who is being tried for treason for his criticism of the Ukraine offensive. His high-profile trial is the latest in a string of cases against opposition voices in Russia in a crackdown that has intensified since the start of the war in Ukraine. Mr Kara-Murza (41) is accused of treason, spreading “false” information about the Russian army and being affiliated with an “undesirable organisation”, AFP reports. Prosecutors have called for him to be sentenced to 25 years in jail. READ MORE In his...