High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Stanislav Yuryevich
Markelov (Russian: 20 May 1974 - 19 January 2009) was a human
rights lawyer and journalist who wrote investigative articles on
Chechnya. Markelov had been the attorney for the family of Elza
Kungaeva, a young Chechen woman killed by Russian colonel Yuri
Budanov, who was released from prison in mid-January, 15 months
before his original sentence was to end. Markelov was murdered on
19 January 2009 in Moscow.Markelov was a president of the Russian
Rule of Law Institute. He represented Anna Politkovskaya who was
gunned down in Moscow in 2006, Mikhail Beketov, the editor of a
pro-opposition newspaper who was severely beaten in November 2008
and many Chechen civilians who were tortured. He also defended
people who were victims of the Moscow theater hostage crisis
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