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Russian Rights Groups Assails Kadyrov Over Estemirova Comments


Natalya Estemirova

Natalya Estemirova

The Russian rights group Memorial has responded strongly to comments made to RFE/RL by Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov about slain activist Natalya Estemirova.

Memorial blames Kadyrov for Estemirova's brutal murder last month.

"[Estemirova] never had any honor or sense of shame," Kadyrov said.

Read Memorial's comments here.

RFE/RL's interview with Kadyrov at his residence outside Grozny can be found here.

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