Stas Markelov and Nastya Barburova
Moscow 19 January 2013 (Photo from HRO.org)
Meetings were held in Russia, Ukraine and doubtless other countries today, 19 January, in memory of human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Barburova. Stanislav Markelov was gunned down in the middle of Moscow shortly after a press conference concerning the early release of Yury Budanov, ex-army colonel and murderer of a Chechen young woman. Anastasia Barburova, who was returning with him was also shot and died that evening of her wounds. Stanislav had two young children, Nastya, who was from Sevastopol, was 25 year old and still finishing her journalist studies.
Please read the letter from her parents