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Photo Credit: -Photo courtesy Glasnost Defense Fund

NATALIA  ALYAKINA

News Organization: FOCUS

Died: 1995

Location: RUSSIA

War: CHECHEN WARS

Shot to death June 17 by a Russian soldier shortly after clearing a checkpoint outside Budyonnovsk. She was covering a Chechen rebel hostage-taking. The Russian military called the shooting an accident. Her husband, fellow journalist Gisbert Mrozek, who was with her, said, "It wasn't an accident. It was murder."