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Russian dissident Vladimir Kara-Murza was jailed for 25 years last month (Photo: Olaf Kosinsky)

Hungary holds up EU sanctions on jailers of Russian dissident

Hungary is blocking EU sanctions on the jailers of Russian dissident Vladimir Kara-Murza, amid a wider dispute involving its Russian banking arm.

EU ambassadors had all but agreed on a list of Russian officials to blacklist for sending Kara-Murza to a penal colony for 25 years in April — a de facto death sentence for the disabled activist.

The decision was to be finalised by EU foreign ministers in Brussels on Monday (22 May), di...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Russian dissident Vladimir Kara-Murza was jailed for 25 years last month (Photo: Olaf Kosinsky)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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