Russia: Did Kadyrov kill Estemirova?

Reactions to the murder of Russian Human Rights’ avtivist, Natalya Estemirova, of Memorial have been frequent in recent days. Sean's Russia Blog discusses accusations against Chechen president Kadyrov of being behind the murder, and posts a translation of a Novaya Gazeta article. Streetwise Professor compares the terror of the Chechen militia, Kadyrovstsy, with the oprichnina during the reign ov Ivan the terrible. Eternal Remont sums up reactions in Russia, forcing even president Medvedev to condemn the murder. Cafe Turco reflects upon worsening condidtions for Human Rights’ organizations in Russia, and Foreign Policy Blog Russia asks who will be the next victim.


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