Magomed Yevloyev, owner of the Ingush opposition web site, Ingushetiya.ru, has been killed. He was arrested by police on his arrival at Nazran (Magas) airport today in the afternoon.
The president of Ingushetiya, Murat Zyazikov, was on the same flight. At the airport, Zyazikov ordered the police to arrest Yevloyev, and he was put in a police car. Yevloyev was killed with a shot in the head, and his body was then delivered to the republican hospital in Nazran.
Murat Zyazikov is a former FSB general and a close ally of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. He is extremely unpopular in Ingushetia, where violence has increased significantly during his presidency. Zyazikov was appointed President of Ingushetia in 2002, succeeding the popular president Ruslan Aushev.