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Russian Feds take over probe of Daghestan journalist's death

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 28 May 2012
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Russian Feds take over probe of Daghestan journalist's death, 28 May 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4fc8add0c.html [accessed 23 July 2014]
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May 28, 2012

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Prosecutor-General's Office has decided to take over the reportedly stalled investigation into the death of a journalist in the Daghestan region of the troubled North Caucasus.

Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin told journalists that the decision was made in reaction to a request by about 100 deputies of the Russian parliament's lower chamber, the State Duma, that federal investigators take charge of the probe.

Prominent Daghestani independent journalist Khadzhimurad Kamalov was shot dead in the Daghestani capital, Makhachkala, in December 2011.

Kamalov's independent Russia-language weekly, "Chernovik," was known for covering North Caucasus politics and local government corruption issues.

Based on reporting by ITAR-TASS and Interfax

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