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Al Jazeera English - Europe - Kadyrov denies murdering activist

Al Jazeera English - Europe - Kadyrov denies murdering activist: "Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechnya's president, has denied claims he was responsible for the murder of Natalia Estemirova, a prominent Russian human rights activist.

The Kremlin-backed leader rejected accusations made by Oleg Orlov, the head of Memorial, the human rights group which Estemirova worked for, that he was 'guilty' of the killing.

'You are not a prosecutor or a judge therefore your claims about my guilt are not ethical, to put it mildly, and are insulting to me,' he told Orlov in a phone conversation transcribed on Kadyrov's website.

'I am sure that you have to think about my rights before declaring for everyone to hear that I am guilty of Estemirova's death.'

Estemirova's body was found on Wednesday in a wooded area in Ingushetia, the region neighbouring Chechnya, just hours after she was seized from her home in Grozny, the Chechen capital.

She had been shot twice in the head."

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