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Five Years Without Natalya Estemirova

Russian journalist and human rights activist Natalya Estemirova was abducted in the Chechen capital, Grozny, on July 15, 2009. Her body was found the next day in neighboring Ingushetia. The Memorial Human Rights Center, where Estemirova worked, has said an initial investigation by authorities showed the possible involvement of local law enforcement officers in the crime. There have been no arrests in her case.

Natalya Estemirova poses at the Front Line Club in London on October 4, 2007.
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Natalya Estemirova poses at the Front Line Club in London on October 4, 2007.

Natalya Estemirova (seated left) with journalists and staff members of the Grozny branch of the Memorial human rights group on July 26, 2007
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Natalya Estemirova (seated left) with journalists and staff members of the Grozny branch of the Memorial human rights group on July 26, 2007

Human rights activist Natalya Estemirova in the Chechen capital of Grozny on September 1, 2004
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Human rights activist Natalya Estemirova in the Chechen capital of Grozny on September 1, 2004

The body of slain Russian human rights activist Natalya Estemirova is transported to the village of Koshkeldy, Chechnya, for her funeral on July 16, 2009.
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The body of slain Russian human rights activist Natalya Estemirova is transported to the village of Koshkeldy, Chechnya, for her funeral on July 16, 2009.

Mourners gather for the Estemirova's funeral in Koshkeldy, about 70 kilometers east of Grozny on July 16, 2009.
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Mourners gather for the Estemirova's funeral in Koshkeldy, about 70 kilometers east of Grozny on July 16, 2009.

Flowers cover a photo of slain journalist and human rights activist Natalya Estemirova at a protest rally in Moscow on July 16, 2009.
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Flowers cover a photo of slain journalist and human rights activist Natalya Estemirova at a protest rally in Moscow on July 16, 2009.

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