Magomed Yevloev, 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 Yevloev, and he was put in a police car. Yevloev’s body was then delivered to the republican hospital in Nazran, now with a bullet also in his head.
Murat Zyazikov is a former FSB general and a close ally to Vladimir Putin.He is extremely unpopular in Ingushetia, where the violence has grown tremendously during his presidency since 2002, when he was appointed to succeed the popular president Ruslan Aushev.