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Journalists Killed in 2000 - Motive Confirmed: Aleksandr Yefremov

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2001
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Nashe Vremya
May 12, 2000, in Chechnya, Russia

Yefremov, a photographer for the western Siberian newspaper Nashe Vremya, was killed in Chechnya when the military jeep he was riding in was blown up by a remote-controlled mine, according to Galina Golovanova, the paper's editor. Two police officers who accompanied Yefremov from Tyumen were also killed in the explosion.

The jeep was blown up after turning off the main road near the Russian-controlled village of Kirov, just two-and-a-half miles from the Chechen capital, Grozny.

Yefremov, 41, had arrived in Grozny on May 10; it was his third trip to Chechnya since 1995.

Beats Covered:War
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Crossfire/Combat-Related
Suspected Source of Fire:Military Officials


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