The 9th Soul

Anti-Government Webmaster Shot Dead By Russian Police

Posted in internet news by Fated Blue on September 1, 2008

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J.Tatar and a number of other readers alert us to the shooting death of an anti-government webmaster while in police custody in Ingushetiya, a volatile province in southern Russia. Police took Ingushetiya.ru owner Magomed Yevloyev off a plane that had just landed in Ingushetiya.
“Yevloyev… was a prominent opponent of the pro-Kremlin president of Ingushetia, Murat Zyazikov [a close ally of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin]. Prosecutors have opened a preliminary manslaughter investigation after Yevloyev was shot in a police car in Narzan, the capital of volatile Ingushetia, a mostly Muslim region that borders Chechnya, Russian media reported. A spokesman for the prosecutor’s office, Vladimir Markin, said ‘an incident’ took place after Yevloyev was taken into a police car ‘resulting in a shooting injury to the head and he later died in hospital,’ Interfax reported.”

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