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Putin Critic to Testify in DC on Moscow's Aggression

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By    |   Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017 04:19 PM

A vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin who has twice been allegedly poisoned by the government will testify Wednesday on Capitol Hill at a subcommittee hearing chaired by Sen. Lindsey Graham on Moscow's aggression in the region.

Vladimir Kara-Murza, 35, a filmmaker and opposition leader, is among three witnesses to testify on the topic of "Civil Society Perspectives on Russia" before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs.

Graham, the South Carolina Republican, chairs the subcommittee.

Last month, Kara-Murza fell into a coma and was diagnosed with "acute intoxication by an unidentified substance."

He nearly died from a similar unexplained poisoning two years ago.

Kara-Murza is a close associate of murdered opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. He is vice chairman of the Open Russia that has advocated for democracy and human rights in Moscow.

Last October, he called on the Obama administration to impose sanctions on several top Putin associates.

Other witnesses scheduled to testify before Graham's panel include Laura Jewett of the National Democratic Institute and Jan Erik Surotchak of the Europe International Republican Institute, both of which are located in Washington.

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A vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin who has twice been allegedly poisoned by the government will testify Wednesday on Capitol Hill at a subcommittee hearing chaired by Sen. Lindsey Graham on Moscow's aggression in the region.
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Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017 04:19 PM
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