search  
print
24.07.2009

Chechen Activist to Victim

   

The video at the URL below is in memory of human rights defender Natalya Estemirova abducted in Chechnya last week and murdered in cold blood. It is not easy viewing, but please try and also pass it on to others.

Natalya was effectively the last person who gave the world reliable information about human rights abuses in Chechnya, including those committed by the Kremlin-backed regime of Ramzan Kadyrov, and in that way gave the victims of abuse hope and desperately needed support.

The Memorial Human Rights Centre has felt compelled to suspend its activities in Chechnya.

We will be betraying the memory of a very courageous woman and all the people Natalya Estimirova, Anna Politkovskaya and others helped if we allow those waging a war of terror to win. 

  

http://video.nytimes.com/video/2009/07/17/world/europe/1247463493943/chechen-activist-to-victim.html

  

Chechen Activist to Victim

Natalya Estemirova was one of the premier human rights investigators in the entire Caucasus. C.J. Chivers, a correspondent for The New York Times, describes how she helped him with an article in 2006.

   

Recommend this post
X




forgot the password

registration

X

X

send me a new password


on top