Sullivan Calls For Release of Vladimir Kara-Murza and All Other Political Prisoners in Russia

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and Chairman of the International Republican Institute (IRI), released the following statement after Vladimir Kara-Murza, a pro-democracy Russian statesman, was sentenced to 25 years in prison: 

“I strongly condemn the completely unjust sentencing of 25 years in prison for Vladimir Kara-Murza, a prominent advocate for democracy in Russia, for his criticism of Vladimir Putin’s brutal and unjust war in Ukraine,” Senator Sullivan said. “This brazen act of intolerance highlights the fact that the weak and corrupt government in Moscow is truly afraid of those who speak the truth. The Kremlin’s attempts to silence Vladimir and other Russian dissidents will fail to dent their desire for a free and democratic Russia. Those who seek a future of peace and political pluralism will ultimately prevail. Vladimir Kara-Murza and all other political prisoners in Russia, whose courage stands in stark contrast to Putin's fear of his own people, should be released immediately.” 

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