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Chechnya documentarian murdered in Russia -

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LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: A leading Russian human-rights worker who documented kidnappings and
killings in Chechnya has been murdered.

Natalia Estemirova was investigating hundreds of alleged cases of abuse by Russian troops or
militias. Human-rights monitors say she was an important source of information about events in the
region.

TANYA LOKSHINA, HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: With Natasha gone - frankly, we won't be able to get
information from Chechnya.

LEIGH SALES: The Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, says he's outraged by the murder.

Natalia Estemirova was kidnapped in Grozny yesterday. Her bodies found hours later, dumped in
neighbouring Ingushetia.