Wife of jailed Russian dissident addresses UN


Evgenia Kara-Murza, the wife of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Vladimir Kara-Murza, spoke today on behalf of UN Watch, a leading voice at the United Nations for human rights in Russia, the group reports:

Russia is currently running for a seat on the 47-nation council, in elections that will be held by the UN General Assembly on October 10th. Last week, together with two other human rights groups, UN Watch published a major report urging countries to oppose the candidacies of Russia, China and Cuba. 

“Such a powerful appeal for freedom in Russia,” tweeted British Ambassador Simon Manley, who heard the speech in the council chamber.

Prior to his imprisonment, UN Watch worked closely with Vladimir Kara-Murza, one of the most well-known Russian dissidents, and hosted him several times at the UN. In November, Evgenia Kara-Murza received UN Watch’s 2022 Morris Abram Human Rights Award on behalf of her husband.

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