**Russia: Kara-Murza ruling on the 17th, ‘proud charges against me no repentance’**

The sentence of the trial against Vladimir Kara-Murza, for which the prosecution has requested a sentence of 25 years in prison, for spreading false information about the Russian military forces, is expected on Monday next week.

“I was surprised that, in terms of secrecy and disregard for the law, my trial far exceeded those of Soviet dissidents in the 1960s and 1970s. Not to mention the harsh sentence required and the use of terms like ‘enemy of the state’. On this front, we are directly in the thirties, rather than the seventies. And to me, historian, this gives a lot to think about, “said the opponent in a final statement to the court.

“I do not regret anything for which I was arrested, namely my political views, for speaking out against the war, for years of fighting against Putin’s dictatorship, for facilitating the adoption of international sanctions within the framework of the ‘Magnitsky law’. But I’m proud of it. I’m proud of having been brought into politics by Boris Nemtsov. The only thing I charge is that I haven’t done enough over the years to convince my compatriots and politicians from democratic countries of the danger posed by the current regime. Today this is obvious to everyone, but at the terrible price of war,” he added.