Category : Natalia Estemirova

Too dangerous to stay: Russia’s journalists are leaving the country

alt informationA country with the largest territory in the world and a turbulent modern history, Russia is home to one of the most difficult media landscapes. Independent media has been around for less than three years, and in that time censorship has been tightening its grip with new-found strength.

Chechnya: president wins Estemirova “defamation” trial

Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov has won a defamation case againts human rights group Memorial and its head, Oleg Orlov. But the trial gave the organisation a chance to address the injustices in the region. Tanya Lokshina reports

Anna Politkovskaya: the search for justice continues

On 7 October 2006, Anna Politkovskaya was shot dead in her Moscow apartment building. Her sister Elena Kudimova spoke to Lance Lattig about Anna’s death, the ongoing search for justice, and the prize that bears her name

Chechnya’s rebuilding masks a new wave of repression

The killing of Natalia Estemirova is a sign of the republic's drift into lawlessness and violence under President Kadyrov, writes Lucy Ash

Rights activist harrassed in Chechnya

Akhmed Gisayev, a Memorial employee who had been working with Natalia Estemirova to investigate a sensitive human rights case in the days before her murder in July has experienced a series of menacing events in the past days and weeks. Gisayev, who lives in the Chechen capital, Gronzy, has reported being stopped by armed men […]

Activist and husband murdered in Chechnya

A Russian NGO chief and her husband were found shot dead in Chechnya on Tuesday, with their corpses stuffed into a car boot. The murder of the head of Let’s Save the Generation, Zarema Sadulayeva, and her husband came less than one month after Natalya Estemirova, one of the best known activists in Chechnya, was […]

Estemirova mourners dispersed by police

On 16 July in Grozny, the Chechen capital, a crowd of mourners, mostly women, following a minivan containing the body of murdered human rights activist Natalia Estemirova was dispersed by police. Read more here

We want justice for Natasha

A plea for Natalia Estemirova

Memorial activist killed

Natalia Estemirova, a researcher for Russian group memorial, has been found dead in Ingushetia. Read more here