[funsec] Fringe: Russian Web Dissident 'Accidentally' Killed by Police
fergdawg at netzero.net
Sun Aug 31 15:10:16 CDT 2008
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Via InformationWeek (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
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.
Interfax quoted the Russian prosecutor's office as saying an investigation
into the death had been launched.
A posting  on Yevloyev's site -- which has been the subject of repeated
official attempts to close it down -- said he was shot after police
detained him when he landed in Ingushetia's airport.
It said he was taken to hospital but died from his injuries. The site also
called on "all those who are not indifferent" to his killing to gather for
a demonstration in Nazran, Ingushetia's biggest town.
Also, According to a report on RIA Novosti, the police say he was "shot
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