Russia opposition activist transferred to maximum security prison

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According to Prokhorov, Kara-Murza has been transferred to IK-6, a maximum-security penal colony in Omsk. Prokhorov said that Kara-Murza had been transferred to IK-6 in Omsk. This is a maximum-security penal settlement. Kaza-Murza said he was tired after the transfer but that he has now had time to reflect and rest in silence. Kara-Murza had been held in a Moscow pre-trial center before he was transferred. About a month after Kara-Murza’s arrest, the Supreme Court of Russia ordered the liquidation of PARNAS, in accordance with a request from the Russian justice ministry.

Following his arrest earlier this year, foreign governments and international human rights entities have been vocal and active supporters of Kara-Murza. In June 2023, for example, the Canadian Parliament granted honorary citizenship in order to increase Kara-Murza’s chances of safe release. In July 2023 an independent UN expert on human rights appealed to Russia to release Kara-Murza immediately. Both the European Union and the United States released statements condemning the sentence and labeling the conviction “politically-motivated”.