August 3, 2022

On August 3, 2022, a new charge was brought against Kara-Murza for "carrying out the activities" of an "undesirable" foreign organization under Article 284.1 of the Criminal Code. The "undesirable organization" law, adopted in 2015, was part of a series of repressive laws pushed by the Kremlin to suppress fundamental freedoms and independent voices, targeting nonprofit and non-governmental organizations that receive funding from foreign sources – mainly from Europe and the United States. Under the "undesirables" law, the Russian prosecutor's office can designate a foreign or international organization as "undesirable" if it undermines Russia's security, defense, or constitutional order.

Under this law, authorities accused Kara-Murza of using funds from the US-based Free Russia Foundation to organize a conference in October 2021 to support political prisoners in Russia. Under this charge, Kara-Murza faces up to 4 years in prison.