EU Human Rights Commissioner on Natalia Estemirova

Read Thomas Hammarberg´s latest Human Rights Comment:

Those responsible for the death of Natalia Estemirova must be brought to justice.

One year has passed since human rights defender Natalia Estemirova was brutally murdered. On 15 July 2009 she was abducted near her house in Grozny, Chechnya. She was pushed into a car by several assailants and some hours later her body was found in a forest in Ingushetia. She had been shot in the head and chest. Those guilty of this horrible and cowardly crime are still not brought to justice. This is an unacceptable and dangerous situation.

The Comment is available in English, French and Russian on the Human Rights Comment’s web page: http://commissioner.cws.coe.int

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