Πέμπτη, 22 Ιανουαρίου 2009

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Demand that Killers of Human Rights Defenders in Russia be
Brought to Justice

Click Here to Take Action:
http://action.humanrightsfirst.org/ct/SdsviK61azx2/

On January 19, Stanislav Markelov, a human rights defender and
lawyer, was gunned down in the middle of the afternoon in
downtown Moscow. Anastasia Baburova, a freelance reporter
working for the newspaper Novaya Gazeta who was with Markelov
and tried to intervene, was also shot and died hours later.

Markelov was a well-known and respected figure in Russia's human
rights community. He was the president and founder of the Rule
of Law Institute, an organization formed to protect human rights
and the rule of law. As a lawyer, he represented victims of
human rights abuses in Chechnya, independent journalists, and
victims of neo-Nazi violence. Baburova had written a number of
reports on Russia's growing problem of racism and neo-Nazi
violence for Novaya Gazeta.

Russian human rights defenders, including lawyers, journalists,
and other activists, are used to dangerous conditions such as
violence, threats, and unfair prosecution. But the brazen
killing of two human rights defenders, in daylight and in front
of dozens of witnesses, marks an alarming deterioration brought
about by impunity for prior attacks. The Russian authorities
must conduct a prompt, thorough, and transparent investigation,
identify those responsible, and bring them to justice.

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1 σχόλιο:

Λακης Φουρουκλας - Lakis Fourouklas είπε...

Έχει μεγάλη παράδοση σ' αυτά η Ρωσία. Πάντα είχαν ένα Πατερούλη και τα πιόνα του, που έκαναν ό,τι ήθελαν.