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Russian Federation: Fear for safety, Stanislav MARKELOV (m), aged 29, human rights lawyer

, Index number: EUR 46/016/2004

Amnesty International is seriously concerned for the safety of human rights lawyer, Stanislav Markelov, following a recent attack on him by a group of five men, whilst he was travelling on the Moscow metro. It is feared that he has been targeted for his work as a lawyer on behalf of victims in several key human rights cases, a number of which relate to the conflict in Chechnya.

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