Prominent Russian rights activist dies at the age of 91

FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Lyudmila Alexeyeva, the head of the Moscow Helsinki Group, before his meeting with Russian human rights activists in Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The founder of Russia’s oldest human rights group, Lyudmila Alexeyeva, died in hospital in Moscow on Saturday at the age of 91, the presidential human rights council said in a statement. Alexeyeva, founder of the Moscow Helsinki Group, was well known for challenging Russian authorities over human rights issues dating back to […]

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