July 13, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday urged Russian authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the murder of rights activist Natalia Estemirova, including an inquiry into possible official involvement in the killing. Estemirova, who was kidnapped in Grozny in July 2009 and shot to death, ...[read more]
July 14, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
Human Rights Watch (HRW), Civil Rights Defenders (CRD), Front Line Defenders (FLD), Amnesty International (AI) and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC) on Thursday released a joint statement urging the Russian government to investigate the murder of rights activist Natalia Estemirova. ...[read more]
October 28, 2009
by Amelia Mathias
A lawyer for Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov said Tuesday that a criminal libel suit has been filed against the leader of human rights group Memorial, according to media reports. Oleg Orlov, who accused Kadyrov of responsibility for the July death of Memorial journalist Natalia Estemirova, could... ...[read more]
August 19, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Russian human rights activists and journalists are suspending their work in Chechnya in the wake of the recent violence, according to a Tuesday Moscow Times report. Rights group Memorial, which employed recently murdered activist Natalia Estemirova, closed its Chechen office soon after her death... ...[read more]
July 31, 2009
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Pamela A. Jordan, an associate professor of history at the University of Saskatchewan (Canada) who writes on politics and human rights developments in Russia, says that the recent murder of Chechnya human rights activist Natalia Estemirova may help jolt average Russians into ...[read more]
July 16, 2009
by Benjamin Hackman
Russian human rights activist Natalia Estemirova was kidnapped in Grozny Wednesday morning and shot to death, according to news reports. Estemirova, 50, investigated allegations of human rights violations in Chechnya for about 10 years. Estemirova's body, which had been shot multiple times, ...[read more]

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