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Local Politician Killed In Russia


http://gdb.rferl.org/f0348d29-c618-4888-846e-aaee757cc54d_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/f0348d29-c618-4888-846e-aaee757cc54d_mw800_mh600.jpg (RFE/RL) October 16, 2006 -- A local lawmaker in the central Urals region of Russia has reportedly been shot dead.


Aleksandr Semyonov, a member of the Irbit city council, was found dead late on October 15 in a central street. He had gunshot wounds in his back.


Police say the lawmaker had several criminal convictions and had spent about 10 years in prison.


(AP, ITAR-TASS)

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