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Al Jazeera English - Europe - Charity head found dead in Chechnya

Al Jazeera English - Europe - Charity head found dead in Chechnya: "The head of a Russian charity and her husband who were kidnapped in Chechnya have been found shot dead, the Interfax news agency has reported.

The bodies of Zarema Sadulayeva and Alik Dzhabrailov, her partner, were found in Grozny, the Chechen capital, on Tuesday.

'The rights activists were found in the boot of a car with gunshot wounds in the settlement of Chernorechye,' Interfax quoted an official government source as saying.

They had been taken a day earlier by five masked and armed men from the offices of the Save the Generation charity, which provides medical and psychological help to young people who have suffered as a result of violence in Chechnya.

The murders come less than one month after Natalya Estemirova, one of the best known activists in Chechnya and head of the rights group Memorial, was killed in similar circumstances."