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Russian Cop Gets 2 Years for Killing Journo

Magomed Yevloyev had been critical of the government
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2009 8:12 AM CST
Russian Cop Gets 2 Years for Killing Journo
Magomed Yakhy?vich Yevloyev was an Ingush journalist and the owner of the news website Ingushetiya.ru, known for being highly critical of Murat Zyazikov, the Kremlin-allied President of Ingushetia.   (Wikimedia)

(Newser) – A court in southern Russia has convicted a policeman of involuntary homicide in the death of a journalist critical of the government. The former head of a local police chief's guard service today received a two-year sentence for shooting journalist Magomed Yevloyev in 2008; Yevloyev's relatives, who claim the killing was premeditated, reacted angrily to the light sentence. Yevloyev ran a website that reported on abuses, abductions and killings in the southern Ingushetia province, AP reports. (Read more Ingushetia stories.)

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