Ingushetia website owner killed by police in Russia
Posted in: Censorship at 02/09/2008 05:43
An opposition internet news site owner in Russia's troubled Ingushetia region was fatally shot yesterday after being detained by police. Magomed Yevloyev was one of the most high-profile journalists to be killed in Russia since the investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya was shot dead near her Moscow apartment in 2006, provoking condemnation of Russia's record on media freedom.
Yevloyev, who owned the website Ingushetiya.ru, was a vocal critic of the region's Kremlin-backed administration, accused by opponents of crushing dissent and free speech.
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A Russian journalist known for his opposition views was arrested at an airport in southern Russia on Sunday, then fatally shot in the head in what authorities said was an accident but human rights groups said was suspicious.
The shooting, in Ingushetia, and other recent violence in southern Russia suggested a possible further clampdown on domestic dissent, such as it is, in Russia's volatile North Caucasus border region in the wake of the war in Georgia. The area has been under tight police control for years.
Russian Web Dissident Killed [Reuters]
The owner of an opposition Internet news site in Russia's troubled Ingushetia region was shot dead on Sunday after police detained him, his colleagues said.
Magomed Yevloyev, owner of the Ingushetiya.ru Internet site, was a vocal critic of the region's Kremlin-backed administration which is accused by critics of crushing dissent and free speech.
Russian police kill Web site owner [AP]
The owner of an independent Web site critical of authorities was shot and killed Sunday by police in a volatile province in southern Russia, his colleague said.