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Magazine Editor Killed in Azerbaijan

The editor of a magazine critical of Azerbaijan’s government was shot and killed Wednesday in the lobby of his apartment building, police and colleagues said. Seven shots were fired and four struck Elmar Huseinov, founder and editor of the opposition magazine Monitor, police at the scene in Baku, the capital, told journalists. Tension between the government and the opposition in tightly controlled Azerbaijan has increased since the October 2003 election in which Ilham Aliev replaced his father, longtime leader Geidar Aliev, as president in a vote the opposition called fraudulent. Full Story

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