Monday, January 19, 2009

Another assasination in Moscow

Murdered Chechen girl's lawyer shot dead in Moscow
A lawyer acting for the family of a Chechen girl whose murder by a Russian officer became a symbol of human rights abuses in the region was shot dead in central Moscow on Monday, prosecutors said.

Stanislav Markelov, who acted for the family of Elza Kungayeva, had opposed the early release this month of a Russian officer who was jailed for her murder.

She said a murder investigation had been launched.....let me know how that works out.

The murder of 18-year-old Kungayeva in 2000 provoked a storm of protest in Chechnya. Her family said she had been raped and murdered in a drunken rampage by Russian troops.


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