Human rights activist murdered in Russia
16/07/09 16:21 Filed in: Security Incident
On 15 July 2009, Ms. Natalia Estemirova, a social worker and human rights advocate with the Russian NGO Memorial Human Rights Center
was abducted and murdered by unknown assailants. According to a Human Rights Watch report
Ms. Estemirova was forced into a white van as she left her apartment in Grozny at 8:30 in the morning. Her body was later found on a roadside in Ingushetia with two gunshot wounds to the head.
Read the BBC’s obituary for Ms. Estimirova
for more on the life and work of this award-winning champion of human rights.