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Police break up demonstrations in Ingushetia

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Russian security forces have broken up a rare protest in the turbulent region of Ingushetia.

The demonstration was prompted by the funeral of opposition leader, Magomed Yevloyev.

Yevloyev, a staunch Kremlin critic who also edited a website, died from a gunshot wound in a police car after being arrested on Sunday. His supporters have questioned official claims that his death was accidental.

Opponents of Ingushetia’s Kremlin-appointed governor, Murat Zyazikov, want his resignation.

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe has condemned the killing as an “assassination” intended to halt dissent.

The United States has urged Moscow to launch an investigation.