Vladimir Kara-Murza

TrialWatch to monitor appeal of Russian Journalist Vladimir Kara-Murza

Journalist Vladimir Kara-Murza, a prominent critic of the Russian government and Washington Post contributor, was recently arrested and convicted of disobeying police orders. His conviction comes against the backdrop of arrests of thousands of protesters, shuttering of the remaining independent media in Russia, and adoption of new laws to criminalize criticism of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The Clooney Foundation for Justice’s TrialWatch initiative announced today that it intends to monitor the appeal proceedings in Mr. Kara-Murza’s case as part of its focus on Russia’s crackdown at home.