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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Russian Rights Activist Dead

A prominent Russian human rights activist kidnapped in Chechnya on Wednesday has been found dead in woodland in Ingushetia, the Ingush interior ministry said.

"The body had two wounds to the head, it was clear she had been murdered in the morning," Madina Khadziyeva, a spokeswoman at the ministry, told Reuters. She did not specify the nature of the injuries.

The body of Natalia Estemirova, abducted this morning in her native Chechnya, was found in the neighboring republic of Ingushetia near the city of Nazran, she added.

link: CORRECTED: Kidnapped Russian rights activist is dead: ministry | International | Reuters


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