According to the police, Yevloyev was "by accident" shot in the temple while being driven in a police car. Yevloyev died in a hospital in Nazran, Ingushetia.Who?
Magomed Yevloyev, owner of opposition Internet site www.ingushetiya.ru, is the most high-profile Russian journalist to be killed since investigative reporter Anna Politkovskaya was shot outside her Moscow apartment in October 2006.The French government is concerned enough to have issued a statement:
Police said Yevloyev, who was a leading opponent of Ingushetia's Kremlin-backed leader Murat Zyazikov
We were distressed to learn of the death of Magomed Yevloyev, the owner of ingushetya.ru, an independent news website specialized in the Caucasus, in Nazran, Ingushetia.The US government has called for a proper investigation of the case.
We hope the investigation under way will shed all possible light on this case.
We are deeply concerned by the attacks against the freedom of the press and, more generally, by the violence in the already unstable region of the North Caucasus.
Nothing from here so far. Surprised? No, perhaps not.
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