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Russian Sociologist and Dissident Boris Kagarlitsky Facing Terrorism Charges

HeadlineJul 26, 2023

Russian media reports prominent sociologist and dissident Boris Kagarlitsky was detained and is being charged with calling for terrorism. The charges could land him in prison for up to seven years, according to his lawyer. Boris Kagarlitsky appeared on Democracy Now! in December of last year.

Boris Kagarlitsky: “Russia is losing the war, and Russia is going to lose the war inevitably. So, this is a very, very dramatic news for the Russian public. But now what has been happening is that the Russian public is beginning to understand this reality.”

In related news, Russian lawmakers approved legislation Tuesday that would increase the upper age limit for military conscription from 27 to 30 and ban drafted Russians from leaving the country.

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