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Slain activist is mourned

July 17, 2009|TIMES WIRE REPORTS

Mourners escorted the body of Natalia Estemirova through Chechnya's capital, Grozny, honoring the activist whose brazen kidnapping and execution-style killing shocked Russia's beleaguered human rights community and prompted international outrage.

Estemirova's body was found hours after she was kidnapped by four men near her home in Grozny.

The killing underscored the persistent crime and violence in and around Chechnya.

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