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Ukraine-Russia war: British-Russian dissident ‘disappears’ from Siberia prison 

A British-Russian dissident disappeared from a Siberian prison colony where he was held in solitary confinement.

Last April, Vladimir Kara-Murza was sentenced to 25 years in prison on charges of treason and spreading “false information” about the war in Ukraine.

He spent the last four months in the IK-6 colony in Omsk, where Alexei Navalny was previously held.

But his wife raised the alarm on Monday when she reported that Mr Kara-Murza, who suffers from a neurological condition after surviving two poisoning attempts, was missing.

Bill Browder, a friend of Mr Kara-Murza and head of the Global Magnitsky Justice Campaign, said: “As he is a British citizen, our Foreign Secretary David Cameron should use all tools to get Vladimir released.”

Alicia Kearns, chair of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, said Mr. Kara-Murza’s case showed that “Putin’s Russia ignores the rule of law and uses arbitrary detention to discourage dissent”.

Several high-profile prisoners held by Russia have previously disappeared from the radar for long periods only to reappear after being transferred to other facilities.

Image Source: The Telegraph

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