A prominent human rights activist was found dead today in the central Russian city of Kemerovo, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.
Gennady Prudetsky was the director of the Foundation to Protect the Rights of Victims of Repression and Convicts. He was 54 years old.
Nadezhda Ananyeva, a spokeswoman for the Kemerovo Oblast prosecutor's office, told RFE/RL that an unidentified person called the police to report that there was a dead man inside a car on a street in Kemerovo.
Police later found Prudetsky's body with numerous gunshot wounds.
He had survived an assassination attempt several years ago when unknown assailants tried to bomb his apartment.