Vladimir Kara-Murza's lawyer left Russia because of the threat of criminal prosecution

Lawyer Vadim Prokhorov, who defended the politician Vladimir Kara-Murza, left Russia because of the threat of criminal prosecution. This is reported by the Voice of America.

The man left the country a few days before the verdict was announced to his client. According to the lawyer, during the trial, the prosecutor and the judge stated that it was worth considering the issue of initiating a criminal case against him. He was also informed about the possible persecution by a familiar politician.

Prokhorov has defended politicians Alexei Navalny, Ilya Yashin and Boris Nemtsov at various times.

  • On April 17, the Moscow City Court sentenced politician and journalist Vladimir Kara-Murza to 25 years in a strict regime colony. He was found guilty under articles on "fakes" about the Russian army (paragraph "d" of Part 2 of Article 207.3 of the Criminal Code), on the activities of an "undesirable organization" (part 1 of Article 284.1 of the Criminal Code) and on high treason (Article 275 of the Criminal Code). Immediately after his arrest, Memorial recognized Kara-Murza as a political prisoner.