In Russia, opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza was sentenced to 25 years in prison for treason and other counts related to his criticism of the Ukrainian war.
The Russian-British former journalist and politician is the latest in a long line of Putin critics detained or forced to quit Russia.
He has rejected the charges and has been outspoken in his criticism of his trial.
He stated last week, “I subscribe to every word that I have said.”
“Not only do I not repent any of this, I am proud of it,” he told a Moscow court.
The 41-year-old was instrumental in convincing Western nations to prosecute Russian officials for human rights violations and corruption.
His 25-year sentence was the maximum sought by prosecutors and is the heaviest sentence ever given to an opposition politician.
Mr. Kara-Murza was arrested in Moscow a year ago, initially for disrespecting a police officer. Once he was in detention, he was charged with more serious offenses.
His case was based in part on a speech he gave to politicians in the United States last year.
He claimed that Russia was committing war crimes in Ukraine by dropping cluster bombs in residential areas and hitting maternity hospitals and schools.
Those accusations have been independently verified, but they were rejected by Russian investigators, who stated that the defense ministry “does not permit the use of prohibited means… of conducting war” and asserted that Ukraine’s civilian population was not a target.
Another charge stemmed from an event for political prisoners at which Mr Kara-Murza referred to what investigators called Russia’s “supposedly repressive policies”.