Vladimir Kara-Murza is one of the most outspoken critics of Russian president Vladimir Putin, investigating his country’s role in the crisis unfolding in Ukraine and working closely with the late Boris Nemtsov. Despite his exceptional health, the Russian dissident felt victim to sudden organ failure, and was rushed to the hospital where he remains on life support. No links have been proven, but it is widely believed that the Kremlin might have somehow poisoned Kara-Murza:
“In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Kara-Murza posted a tribute to Nemtsov on Facebook, showing a dozen roses placed on the bridge where the opposition leader was killed. “We’re here. We remember,” the post says.
In the U.S., Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) called Kara-Murza’s hospitalization a “test for the Trump administration,” and urged President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to speak out on the issue.”
He also suggested that the activist’s sudden organ failure may have been the result of a deliberate attack.
“We do not know the details on the cause for this most recent health issue, but it appears to be part of an alarming trend where Russian political opposition are targeted for their work,” Cardin said in a statement.”
CNN certainly played hard on the ‘poisoning’ theory:
Source: The Hill