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Police in Norway put Chechen family under protection

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 22 January 2009
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January 22, 2009

Stanislav Markelov and a journalist were shot by a single gunman on a Moscow street.Stanislav Markelov and a journalist were shot by a single gunman on a Moscow street.

GROZNY – Visa Kungayev, the father of the girl murdered by Russian Colonel Yury Budanov in 2000, told RFE/RL's North Caucasus Service that the Norwegian police have placed his family under special protection.

Kungayev says he was summoned to a local police precinct on January 20 to discuss the assassination the day before of Stanislav Markelov, the Kungayev family's lawyer. Kungayev also discussed with police his family's safety and security in Norway.

Kungayev said that he has no doubt that "Budanov and his gang" were behind Markelov's murder in broad daylight on the street in central Moscow. Budanov was released on parole early last week from a 10-year prison sentence.

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