Monday, January 19, 2009

Russian human rights lawyer assassinated near Kremlin

What kind of country kills its critics? Russia...

Stanislav Markelov, a human rights lawyer, was fatally shot today on a Moscow street by a masked assassin.

Stanislav Markelov had fought the release of a colonel who killed a Chechnya woman. His shooting by a masked gunman means 'anybody can be killed . . . in broad daylight,' his supporters say.

By Megan K. Stack
1:59 PM PST, January 19, 2009

Reporting from Moscow -- A masked assassin with a silencer on his gun crept up behind Stanislav Markelov, a human rights lawyer with an insurgent spirit and a penchant for underdogs, and shot him dead in broad daylight today. A freelance reporter with Russia's Novaya Gazeta newspaper was also killed in the attack." Click for More.

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