Grozny. July 2009. The body of journalist and human rights defender Natasha Estemirova is discovered by the side of the road. Like her friend, Anna Politkovskaya, Estemirova sought to publicise what was happening in Chechnyna. Like Politkovskaya, she received several death threats from Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov. In this investigation, we examine the silencing of voices of dissent in Russia.
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