EU Parliament on the Human Rights Workers Murders

Just saw this one at EurActiv.  It might be a problem when a government is asked twice in just one week to show that it is interested in investigating the murders of two separate human rights advocates.

The president of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek called on 23 July for Russian authorities to bring the killers of human rights activist Andrei Kulagin to justice. 

Kulagin disappeared two months ago and officials were quoted by Russian media on Wednesday as saying his body had been found in a quarry on 10 July. He led the local branch of Spravedlivost (Justice), a rights organisation in the Karelia, around 1,000 km (620 miles) north of Moscow. 

Buzek said those responsible for the murder must be brought to justice. 

“I would like to […] insist upon an impartial and credible investigation conducted by the Russian authorities,” Buzek said in a statement. 

“The international community cannot allow this case to add to the long list of unsolved murders of human rights activists in Russia,” Buzek added.