Stanislav Markelov (1974-2009)

Stanislav Markelov (1974-2009)

Russian Federation

On 19 January 2009, the 34-year-old Stanislav Markelov and 25-year-old journalist Anastasia Baburova were assassinated in broad daylight in Moscow while heading for the metro after a press conference. On this conference Markelov had spoken of his plans to challenge the early release of Yuri Budanov, the Russian colonel who was sentenced to ten years in prison in 2003 for the murder of 18-year-old Chechen Heda Kungaeva.

Markelov represented, among others, many Chechen activists. He also published regularly in Nvovaya Gazeta, the newspaper which also employed Anastasia Baburova. This newspaper is often critical of the government, as Baburova was. Still, it is believed she is a coincidental victim, because she was shot when she tried to stop Nikita Tikhonov.

Markelov’s murderer, the extreme nationalist Nikita Tikhonov, was given a life sentence on Friday 6 May 2011. He was aided by his girlfriend Yevghenia Khasis, who was sentenced to 18 years in prison. A possible motive for the murder was revenge for the work Markelov did for anti-fascist activists.

News aboutStanislav Markelov (1974-2009)

6 May 2011 Russian Federation Killer Markelov sentenced for life

Meer nieuws uit Russian Federation

22 November 2022

Concluding observations of the UN Human Rights Committee on the eighth periodic report of the Russian Federation

Russian Federation

The UN Human Rights Committee reviewed the compliance of the Russian Federation with its international human rights obligations. On 3 November 2022, the Committee issued the concluding observations of this review, which originally was scheduled in March 2022, i.e. shortly

Lees verder
3 October 2022

Joint oral statement to Human Rights Council on the Russian Federation

Russian Federation

On 26 September 2022, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) and Lawyers for Lawyers delivered an oral statement on the situation of lawyers and human rights defenders

Lees verder
12 July 2022

Statement on the criminal prosecution and pre-trial detention of Dmitry Talantov

Russian Federation

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the criminal prosecution and pre-trial detention of Dmitry Talantov, human rights lawyer and the president of the Bar Association of the Republic of Udmurtia. In the morning of 28 June 2022, Mr. Talantov was

Lees verder
22 June 2022

Interview with Daria Korolenko: “We’ve talked about it for a long time, but only now has it become more visible outside of Russia”

Russian Federation

To help or support lawyers from the Russian Federation, the international legal community should use their resources to advocate for the documentation, monitoring and investigation of human rights violations in Russia, says OVD-Info’s Daria Korolenko. OVD-Info OVD-Info is an independent

Lees verder