Anastasia Baburova and Stanislav Markelov were our comrades – left activists and antifascists. They were murdered a year ago.
Large demo in Moscow in homage to Anastasia Baburova and Stanislav Markelov
Reporters Without Borders – Published on 20 January 2010

More than 1,000 people took part in yesterday’s rally in Moscow in homage to journalist Anastasia Baburova and human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov on the first anniversary of their murder.

Young anti-fascist activists, representatives of human rights NGOs and above all ordinary citizens made up the unusually large crowd that defied freezing temperatures and marched with photos of Baburova and Markelov and other murdered journalists and activists such as Anna Politkovskaya and Natalia Estemirova.

The mayor of Moscow had finally given permission for rallies at the departure point and finishing point but not for a march between the two. As a result, the police intervened to disperse the demonstrators during the march and to confiscate photos and posters.

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