More than 400 people took part in a procession to Prechistenka Street on the anniversary of the murders of human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and Novaya Gazeta journalist Anastasia Baburova. Baburova and Markelov were shot in Moscow on January 19th, seven years ago.
The demonstrators marched along Novopushkinsky Square to the spot where the murders took place. People held portraits of Baburova and Markelov and placards bearing crossed-out swastikas and antifascist slogans.
Baburova and Markelov were killed in 2009. In 2011 Nikita Tikhonov who was convicted of their murders was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Moscow City Court. Yevgenia Khasis, his associate, was sentenced to 18 years in prison.
In July 2015 the court sentenced Ilya Goryachev, the leader of a “militant organization of Russian nationalists” to life imprisonment. Goryachev was accused of organizing several high-profile killings, including that of Markelov.