French authorities have launched a criminal case over an alleged Kremlin murder plot against a well-known Russian human rights activist who has published damning exposés about Moscow’s abuses at home and in Ukraine.
Vladimir Osechkin, the founder of Gulagu.net, announced the probe Tuesday, publishing the corresponding court documents provided to him by prosecutors handling the case in the region surrounding the Atlantic coastal city of Biarritz, where he says an assassination attempt by Russian security services fell apart in spectacular fashion in September.
The French prosecutor’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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