A man who told everyone that he was getting death threats stands outside in broad daylight doing an interview with a newspaper reporter. (‘Novaya Gazeta’)
“I’m getting threats. What kind of threats, I asked him. If I don’t drop this case, I’ll get killed. Who are these threats from, I asked. I’m getting anonymous text messages, he answered. Right away, I said to him that maybe I should get a new lawyer, and he said No, I’m going to persevere,” Visa Kungayev, the father of Elsa Kungayeva, said.”
If he was getting death threats than what was he doing running around Moscow in broad daylight and doing interviews in front of the whole world. He was not protecting himself very well.
The lawyer of the Kungayev family, the relatives of a Chechen woman, who was murdered by a Russian army colonel, Yury Budanov, has been killed. Stanislav Markelov was shot dead in the center of Moscow in broad daylight on Monday.
According to witnesses, a man wearing a ski-mask approached Markelov and Anastasia Baburova, a 24-year-old free-lance journalist for ‘Novaya Gazeta’ newspaper, in the street and took out a gun.
The lawyer was shot dead on the spot, while the woman was fatally injured with a gunshot wound to the head, and died shortly after she was taken to the hospital. (Link)
I would think that they should have been doing the interview in a more protected place. The fact that he knew he was being threatened with his life should have given him a clue to keep a low profile.
The shame is that he was shot because that is the Russian way of dealing with it. I had several high profile friends in America killed the same way. People say, “I am getting death threats” then they go about their life like it does not matter. I guess we all think it won’t happen to us.
My Job in the Military everyone was taken out in broad daylight.
These kinda things make me go Hummmmm…
Kyle & Svet
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