Russia: Human Rights Leader Slain

Tuesday, investigators in Ingushetia said they believe Estemirova was likely killed as a result of her human rights work, or because of an issue in her personal life. A spokeswoman for Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said he was aware of Estemirova's death. "It is evident that this deliberate murder could be related to Natalia Estemirova's human rights activities."

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