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Assassination of Mr. Stanislaw Markelov- RUS 001 / 0109 / OBS 010

The Observatory has been informed by Memorial and the Russian-Chechen Friendship Society (RCFS) about the assassination of Mr. Stanislaw Markelov, the lawyer of the family of Ms. Elza Kungaeva, a Chechen girl abducted and murdered by Colonel Budanov, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2003 and released on January 15, 2009 prior to the end of his prison term. The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the World Organisation Against Torture (...) - Russia / Urgent Appeals

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