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Magomedzagid Varisov, Novoe delo
28 June 2005

Magomedzagid Varisov was gunned down on 28 June 2005 in Makhachkala (the capital of the southwestern republic of Dagestan) as he was getting out of his car in front of his home. He died instantly.

The head of the political section of the weekly Novoye Delo, he was very critical of the Dagestan opposition in his articles. Varisov and the newspaper had been receiving telephone death threats during the past year and Varisov had told his colleagues he had been followed several times.