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Journalist and human rights defender Anna Politkovskaya, known for her critical reports from Chechnya, was gunned down in back in 2006.
Chechnya's leader Ramzan Kadyrov is continuing to campaign for an end to the practice of kidnapping brides in the restive southern Russian region.
One year after the murder of human rights defender Natalia Estemirova, Amnesty International is calling on the Russian authorities to stop the harassment and intimidation of her colleagues.