Natalya Estemirova, 2009
Natalya was a journalist in charge of investigating abductions and murders that were very common in Chechnya. Pro-Russian security forces waged a horrific crackdown to find Islamic militants that were responsible for some of the terrorist attacks that happened in the country.
Like her fellow colleague Anna Politkovskaya, Estemirova reported on all the civilians who were caught in the middle between these two violent forces. Estemirova was eventually kidnapped outside her home, shot many times, and dumped in the woods. Nobody was convicted for her murder.