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First broadcast:
Thursday 16 July 2009

A prominent human rights worker called Natalya Estemirova has been shot dead in the Russian republic of Chechnya. She was one of the people interviewed by Lucy Ash during her investigation of the treatment of women in Chechnya.

There are reports of the police failing to investigate the common practice of the abduction of women, and of a series of murders and disappearances of women allegedly because of their immoral lifestyle.

Lucy Ash asks what the uneasy peace there means for Chechen women.


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