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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Estemirova Suspects 'Cleared'

DNA evidence shows that two suspected militants charged in the killing of Memorial rights activist Natalya Estemirova in 2009 did not commit the crime, Memorial said Thursday.

One brother, Alkhazur Bashayev, was killed by federal forces four months after the killing. Another, Anzor Bashayev, fled to France and was granted political asylum. Memorial said it had obtained a DNA sample from Anzor.

(AP)