The message reads, in part:
“Lyudmila Alekseyeva lived a long, commendable and honest life. She dedicated it to serving the society and protecting human rights and freedoms.
Ms Alekseyeva was a brave, courageous and strong person. Always committed to her beliefs, she stood by her firm and principled position on the key matters in the life of the country.
She made an invaluable personal contribution to the establishment and growth of the civil society in Russia.
The cherished memory of Lyudmila Alekseyeva will remain in the hearts of her loved ones, colleagues and friends – in our hearts!“
The human rights advocate, public activist, chairperson of the Moscow Helsinki Group passed away in Moscow at the age of 91.