A new criminal case was opened against politician and journalist Vladimir Kara-Murza, who is in a pre-trial detention center in the case of "fake" about the army, this time under part 1 of article 284.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation ( "The activities of a foreign or international non-governmental organization, in respect of which a decision recognition of its activities as undesirable on the territory of the Russian Federation ). This was announced by his lawyer Vadim Prokhorov on Facebook.
Vladimir Kara-Murza has not yet been charged under this article, the decision to initiate a criminal case has not yet been handed over to either him or his lawyers.
Earlier, the court extended the arrest of Kara-Murza in the case of "fakes" about the Russian army until August 12. The case against Kara-Murza was initiated at the end of April, at the same time he was taken into custody. At the same time, the investigators could not explain what exactly the journalist did as a “discredit to the army”. The reason for the arrest, they called the possibility of his departure from the country and the fact that he had British citizenship.
As follows from the ruling, the case was initiated because of Kara-Murza's speech in the Arizona House of Representatives on March 15, 2022. His entry was posted on YouTube. The investigator drew conclusions based on the translation from English into Russian, but there is no information on the qualifications of the translator in the file. Also, in a video posted on the Internet, the journalist does not talk about the Russian army at all, writes Sota.
Kara-Murza himself called the accusation a "set of words." He noted that he did not understand what his meaning was, and categorically disagreed with the accusation. According to the politician, he exercised his right to freedom of speech, guaranteed by the Constitution and the European Convention.