A freelance journalist has been shot dead after a press conference in Moscow.
Anastasia Baburova, working for the Novaya Gazeta – the same paper murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya worked for – was killed alongside Stanislav Markelov, a lawyer.
Markelov acted for the family of a Chechen woman murdered by a Russian army officer.
He had spoken out after the officer, Yuri Budanov, was released early.
He was the first officer to be prosecuted for killing a civilian in the Chechnya war, and was jailed for ten years in 2000, but was released a year early.
Markelov was shot in the head with a pistol after a press conference on the case, and Baburova was seriously injured in the attack, the Associated Press report.
She died a few hours later in hospital.
Investigators say that they are examining several possible motives for the killings.