Masked Gunman Kills Russian Human Rights Lawyer

Mourners gather at the funeral of Russian human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov. i

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Mourners gather at the funeral of Russian human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov.

Mourners gather at the funeral of Russian human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov.

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A top Russian human rights lawyer was shot dead last week on a central Moscow street along with a young journalist walking with him. Several critics of the Kremlin have been killed in recent years in cases that remain unsolved. Lawyers who have been fighting for human rights in Russia fear the latest shooting won't be the last.

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