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Natalia Estemirova

Fighting for Press Freedom in Russia

Jared Feldschreiber | Posted 11.08.2013 | World
Jared Feldschreiber

For those who believe in freedom of speech and lawful due process, one ought to invest their time taking note of this free speech case which -- whatever one's politics -- attacks the very heart of what means to have an open, pluralistic and democratic society.

Remembering Natalia Estemirova, And Why Her Courage Lives On (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

Tanya Lokshina | Posted 09.14.2012 | World
Tanya Lokshina

It is from Natasha that Imar-Ali Damaev and his relatives first heard about the European Court of Human Rights and how it could deliver justice when the national system failed. They opened the grave and laid the tiny bodies in front of her. Natasha did not cry when photographing them.

Russia Huffs and Puffs as the House Comes Down

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

By creating manageable confrontations with Europe, the U.S, and former Soviet states, the Kremlin is attempting to govern outwardly, diminishing pressures for greater domestic accountability.

Top Chechnya Rights Defender is Brutally Slain

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch has called on Russian authorities to investigate immediately the abduction and killing of Estemirova, and to bring all of those involved to justice.

After Obama Visit, Russia Resets to Default

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

What can be said about a kleptocratic country with no rule of law, where women are shot dead, young promising lawyers slain and the rest cowed into submission by fear?

Medvedev: Natalya Estemirova's Killers Will Be Found

AP | ROLAND LOSCH and GEIR MOULSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MUNICH — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday he is confident that the killer of a prominent human rights activist will be found and ...

Natalia Estemirova: Russian Rights Activist Kidnapped, Found Dead

AP | MIKE ECKEL and MANSUR MIROVALEV | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — A well-known Russian rights activist was found slain execution-style on Wednesday, hours after being kidnapped in Chechnya – the ...

Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechen Leader, Fingered By Natalia Estemirova's Colleagues For Her Death

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Natalia Estemirova was an increasingly rare breed in Russia. Committed to exposing human rights abuses committed by the ruthless leadership in Chechny...