(EN) Vladimir Kara-Murza: Public trust in Putin has dropped.
In one of the photos published by The Insider, this car is parked near the building of the Presidential Administration of Russia.
Russian opposition politician and public figure Vladimir Kara-Murza found himself being followed in Moscow. He told about this to The Insider..
According to Kara-Murza, at first people in civilian clothes followed his car in a car with number U 563 SA, and when he switched to public transport, unknown persons also followed him. In addition, according to the oppositionist, suspicious persons sat down at tables next to him in a cafe..
The Bellingcat investigation team reported that the car with number U 563 SA was assigned to the FSB. In one of the photos published by The Insider, this car is parked near the building of the Presidential Administration of Russia..
Bellingcat previously discovered that FSB officers who followed Alexei Navalny before he was poisoned last year systematically tracked the movements of opposition leader Vladimir Kara-Murza before he was twice hospitalized with symptoms of poisoning, in 2015 and 2017..
The number of overlapping trips – seven destinations and fourteen flights – makes the coincidence statistically incredible. The publicity of Kara-Murza and the picture of constant surveillance have significant similarities with other attempts on the life of this FSB group, Bellingcat stressed..
In 2015, Vladimir Kara-Murza suddenly fell ill during a meeting with colleagues. Doctors diagnosed acute renal failure due to intoxication. For a long time, the politician was in a state of artificial coma, was connected to artificial life support devices. An examination carried out in France established a significant excess of the norm for the content of heavy metals in the politician’s body, but the Russian forensic medical examination did not confirm the poisoning.
In February 2017, the oppositionist was hospitalized in critical condition in a Moscow hospital with the same symptoms as the first time. He survived, although doctors said the odds were no more than five percent..
Kara-Murza himself is sure that they wanted to kill him on the orders of the Russian authorities. In an interview with Radio Liberty, he said: these are deliberate poisonings, their cause was my many years of work to promote personal Western sanctions against Vladimir Putin’s inner circle. Kara-Murza was one of the Russian politicians who lobbied for the adoption of the Magnitsky Act in the United States in 2012. The law allowed for the introduction of sanctions against Russian officials and representatives of law enforcement agencies, which, according to Washington, violate human rights.