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16 July 2009

Rights Activist who assisted Chechens' Appeal to the European Court of Human Rights Brutally Murdered

Natalia Estemirova, one of Russia's most courageous and well-respected human rights defenders, was found shot to death in Ingushetia on 15 July 2009, following an abduction from her home in Grozny by unidentified men earlier that day, Russian Justice Initiative (RJI) said today.