Russia Launches New Probe Into Journalist’s Death
Prosecutors in Russia’s troubled Ingushetia region have ordered a new investigation into how an opposition journalist, Magomed Yevloyev, was shot in the head and killed while in police custody, a lawyer for his family said.
The death of Magomed Yevloyev, editor of the region’s main opposition news source, sparked massive protests against the local authorities. The regional leader has since been removed and his successor has promised to tackle official wrongdoing.
An initial investigation, under Ingushestia’s previous leader, Murat Zyazikov, concluded that Yevloyev had been killed by accident after he tried to grab a police officer’s gun, and no one was charged.