Silencing dissent

Thursday 22 February 2024

The death of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on 16 February immediately drew the world’s attention.

Global leaders were quick to condemn the Russian authorities for their role in the 47-year-old’s sudden and unexplained death. In the days that followed, hundreds of Russian civilians were arrested for laying tributes to the Kremlin critic.

Evgenia Kara-Murza, the wife of Russian political activist Vladimir Kara-Murza, spoke to Global Insight recently about what life was like behind bars for government opponents, and why it’s so important for Russian citizens to keep challenging the regime both from inside and outside Russia.

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