WASHINGTON — On Monday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and eight of their colleagues in a bipartisan resolution condemning the Russian government’s unjust detention of Russian opposition leader Vladimir Kara-Murza. The bipartisan resolution pays tribute to Kara-Murza’s advocacy for democracy and human rights in Russia and his opposition to Putin’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Additionally, it urges the U.S. and its allies to work to secure Kara-Murza’s immediate release and to support those advocating for democratic reform and independent media in Russia.
“The fabricated charges against Kara-Murza are ridiculous but sadly predictable. He is a man of courage targeted by a tyrant war criminal for telling the Russian people the truth about the Putin regime’s atrocities in Ukraine. His immediate release is necessary to protect human rights and democracy,” said Sen. Ron Johnson.
Sens. Johnson and Marco Rubio were joined on the release by Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).
The full text of the resolution can be found here.