nov 162011

Famous Chechen poet shot dead in 'contract killing'

MOSCOW, November 16 (RIA Novosti)
Prominent Chechen poet Ruslan Akhtakhanov who had angered Muslim separatists in the North Caucasus was shot dead in Moscow.

Akhtakhanov was shot five times in the head and leg as he parked his car on Begovaya St. late on Wednesday, police said.

He was a fervent advocate of Chechnya’s integrity within Russia and was also believed to have spent 47 days held hostage by Chechen separatists.

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