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Police Officer Charged In Russian Journalist Death


According to Russian investigators, a police officer has been charged with accidentally shooting a journalist held in custody in the southern province of Ingushetia.

Magomed Yevloyev, who ran a website that reported on rights in Ingushetia, was killed on August 31.

The Investigative Committee under the Prosecutor-General's Office said in a statement on October 24 that the officer is accused of accidentally pulling the trigger.

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