Authorities confirm that police did arrest Yevloyev and took him off his plane. The next people saw of him was after he was dumped along a road with a bullet in his head.
Yevloyev has championed the cause of civilians in the area, angering the authorities with accounts of abuse. In June, the government secured a court order to shutdown his prior site for spreading “extremist” statements, but he simply creating a new site.
The incident is part of a well-documented shift by Putin back toward an authoritarian system of government.
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