Confronting Thugs Who Kill People

The lead story this week at Society Matters was called Befriending Thugs Who Love The Planet.

As a counterpoint, we offer this heartbreaking story of Natalia Estemirova, a human rights activist in Chechnya who was kidnapped and killed on Wednesday morning.

Natalia Estemirova (1959-2009)

Natalia Estemirova (1959-2009)

A Fearless Activist in a Land of Thugs

When you’ve finished reading the article, ask yourself this question:

Why does our Society honor Mike Fay as an Explorer-in-Residence,
but give no formal recognition and support to brave souls like Natalia Estemirova?

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≡  photo credit: Human Rights Watch via The New York Times

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