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Journalist Natalya Estemirova Kidnapped And Murdered By Russian Militia

natalya_estemirovaJOURNALSIT Natalya Estemirova has been kidnapped from her home in Grozny. A shirt time after her body turned up. She had been murdered. Who by? Helen takes a look:

Last October I wrote about a meeting I attended at which a very courageous Russian (well, half Chechnyan) journalist and human rights activist, a friend of the late Anna Politkovskaya, spoke. While I was not over-impressed by the organizers of the meeting, Raw in War (Reach All Women in War) and, indeed, had a somewhat tart exchange of views with Mariana Katzarova of that outfit, I thought Natalya Estemirova was one of the most courageous and inspiring people I had come across for a long time.

Well, she no longer is.

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Posted: 16th, July 2009 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0