Archive: 2005 - May

Rice meets with family of American slain in Moscow in 2004   
Associated Press Newswires,   3 May 2005
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met on Tuesday with the widow and the brother of Paul Klebnikov , the American editor of Forbes Magazine's Russian edition who was shot to death last July in Moscow. During the meeting, Rice reaffirmed continued U.S. interest in pursuing the case with Russian officials so that those responsible can be brought to justice, State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said.  
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Rice:US To Pursue Russian Probe Of Forbes Editor's Murder
Dow Jones International News,   3 May 2005
WASHINGTON (AP)--U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met Tuesday with the widow and the brother of Paul Klebnikov , the American editor of Forbes Magazine's Russian edition who was shot to death last July in Moscow. During the meeting, Rice reaffirmed continued U.S. interest in pursuing the case with Russian officials so that those responsible can be brought to justice, State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said.
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Rice pushes probe of slain US journalist in Russia  
Agence France Presse , 3 May 2005
WASHINGTON, May 3 (AFP) -  US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is pushing for progress in the investigation into the death of American journalist Paul Klebnikov , slain in Moscow last July, her spokesman said Tuesday.  
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Russians question Chechens about murder of US editor  
Agence France Presse, 13 May 2005
MOSCOW, May 13 (AFP) - Two Russian from Chechnya were being questioned Friday about their alleged participation in the murder last July of American journalist Paul Klebnikov , the Russian general prosecutor's office said.  
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Two suspects arrested in Klebnikov case - Prosecutor General's Office   
Interfax News Service,     13 May 2005
MOSCOW. May 13 (Interfax) - Two people have been arrested for their suspected involvement in the murder of Paul Klebnikov , the editor-in- chief of the Russian version of Forbes magazine, Prosecutor General's Office spokesperson Natalia Vishnyakova told journalists on Friday. "Chechen residents Musa Vakhayev and Kazbek Dukuzov have been arrested. Charges have been brought against them," Vishnyakova said.
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Two people under arrest in Klebnikov murder case - Prosecutor General's Office
Interfax News Service, 13 May 2005
MOSCOW. May 13 (Interfax) - Two people are under arrest on charges of involvement in the assassination of editor-in-chief of the Russian version of Forbes magazine Paul Klebnikov , Russian Prosecutor General's Office press secretary Natalya Vishnyakova told journalists on Friday. "Chechen residents Musa Vakhayev and Kazbek Dukuzov have been arrested in this case. They have been indicted," Vishnyakova said.   
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Active investigation into Khlebnikov murder underway - prosecutors.
ITAR-TASS World Service, 13 May 2005
MOSCOW, May 13 (Itar-Tass) -- The Russian Prosecutor General's Office continues the investigation into the murder of editor-in-chief of the Russian version of the Forbes magazine Paul Khlebnikov , a spokeswoman said on Friday. "At present, the group of investigators numbers nine people," spokeswoman Natalia Vishnyakova said. She recalled that Chechen nationals Musta Vakhayev and Kazbek Dukushev are accused of involvement in the crime.  
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BELARUS EXTRADITES SUSPECTED TERRORIST.
RIA Novosty,    20 May 2005
MINSK, May 20 (RIA Novosti) - Belarus extradited to Russia Nurmagomed Khatuyev suspected of perpetrating terrorist acts in Budyonnovsk and Moscow, the Belarussian Prosecutor General's Office told RIA Novosti. "On Friday the Belarussian side extradited to Russia Nurmagomed Khatuyev who had been detained in Belarus and is suspected of being a member of Chechen bandit units and perpetrating terrorist acts in Budyonnovsk and the Dubrovka theater center in Moscow," a spokesman for the Belarussian Prosecutor General's Office said.  
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The Scary Business of Russia; How does an honest entrepreneur fight corrupt bureaucrats?  
Forbes,   23 May 2005, Vladimir Kvint       
How does an honest entrepreneur fight an army of oligarchs and corrupt bureaucrats? President Bush's planned May 9 visit to Russia will no inspire renewed interest among Western businessmen in this captivating economy. But go in with your eyes open. This remains a corrupt and sometimes savage place to do business.  
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Belarus extradites Chechen militant to Russia.
ITAR-TASS World Service, 23 May 2005
MOSCOW, May 23 (Itar-Tass) -- Belarussian authorities have extradited to Russian law enforcers Nurmagomed Khatuyev, who took part in the assault by a band led by Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev of town of Budyonnovsk in southern Russia in June 1995. The chief of the Southern regional branch of the Russian Prosecutor General's Office, Nikolai Khazikov, told Itar-Tass on Monday that Khatueyev, who hails from the Chechen village of Goity, had been formally charged with banditry and hostage taking.  
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Russia: Third suspect said arrested for Forbes editor murder
BBC Monitoring Former Soviet Union,   3 June 2005 Excerpt from report by Russian news agency Interfax  
Moscow, 3 June: The Russian Prosecutor-General's Office has arrested a third man suspected of involvement in the murder of Paul Klebnikov , the chief editor of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine.  
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Russian notary arrested over murder of US editor: report
Agence France Presse,   3 June 2005
MOSCOW, June 4 (AFP) -  A Moscow notary has been arrested on suspicion of participation in the murder last July of American journalist Paul Klebnikov , the Interfax news agency reported late Friday quoting a source in law enforcement.  
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Suspect arrested in Klebnikov murder case
Interfax News Service, 3 June 2005
MOSCOW. June 3 (Interfax) - The Prosecutor General's Office has arrested a third suspect in relation to the murder of Paul Klebnikov , the editor of the Russian version of Forbes magazine. Faik Sadreddinov, a Moscow notary, was arrested and charged last week, law enforcement sources told Interfax on Friday.   
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Another man arrested on suspicion of killing Forbes chief editor
RIA Novosty ,   4 June 2005
MOSCOW, June 4 (RIA Novosti) - A Moscow notary has been arrested on suspicion of killing Paul Khlebnikov , the chief editor of the Forbes magazine's Russian edition. "A new person involved in the case has surfaced," the police said giving no further details of the arrest.  
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Russian prosecutors say recent arrest unconnected with Forbes editor murder
BBC Monitoring Former Soviet Union, 6 June 2005
Excerpt from report by Russian news agency Interfax  
Moscow, 6 June: Moscow notary Fail Sadretdinov, arrested a few days ago, had nothing to do with the murder of editor-in-chief of the Russian edition of the Forbes magazine Paul Klebnikov , the Russian Prosecutor-General's Office has said.
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Notary Not Suspect In Death Of Russian Editor -Prosecutor  
Dow Jones International News,    6 June 2005
MOSCOW (AP)--A Moscow notary public who was arrested last month is not a suspect in the slaying last year of the editor of Forbes magazine's Russian edition, the prosecutor general's office said Monday. The Interfax news agency reported last week that police had arrested a third suspect in the killing of Paul Klebnikov and identified him as Faik Sadreddinov, a notary.  
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Detained notary not involved in killing Forbes chief editor Khlebnikov
RIA Novosty, 6 June 2005
MOSCOW, June 6 (RIA Novosti) - Notary Fail Satretdinov detained 10 days ago is not involved in killing Paul Khlebnikov , the chief editor of the Forbes magazine's Russian edition, the Russian Prosecutor General's Office told RIA Novosti on Monday. According to the source, the notary was detained on some other suspicion. "He is accused of masterminding the murder of a businessman" in November. Musa Vakhayev and Kazbek Dukuzov were detained as suspects in this murder and the murder of Khlebnikov.  
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Notary detained in Moscow not involved in Khlebnikov murder.
ITAR-TASS World Service, 6 June 2005
MOSCOW, June 6 (Itar-Tass) ---- The Prosecutor General's Office said the notary detained last week in Moscow as a suspect in the Forbes Magazine Russia editor-in-chief Paul Khlebnikov assassination case has nothing to do with his murder. However the notary has been charged with having prepared an assassination attempt against Khlebnikov in November 2003.
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Klebnikov murder suspect denies guilt
Interfax News Service, 6 June 2005
MOSCOW. June 6 (Interfax) - Notary Fail Sadretdinov, who was arrested as part of the investigation into last year's assassination of Paul Klebnikov , the editor-in-chief of the Russian version of the Forbes magazine, has denied his guilt and said he had never been acquainted with Klebnikov. "My client categorically rejects the charges of complicity in this contract killing that have been brought against him," Sadretdinov's lawyer Ruslan Koblev told Interfax on Monday.   
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Interfax: Suspects in Forbes editor's killing also suspected in Chechen official's death
Associated Press Newswires, 8 June 2005
MOSCOW (AP) - Investigators believe two Chechen men suspected in the killing of the editor of Forbes magazine's Russian edition were also involved in the slaying of a former official in Chechnya's Moscow-backed government, the Interfax news agency reported Wednesday. Citing unidentified law enforcement officials, Interfax said the men accused in the killing of editor Paul Klebnikov were also suspected in the death of Yan Sergunin, a businessman who was a deputy prime minister of Chechnya and chief of staff for the late Chechen leader Akhmad Kadyrov in 2001-2002.  
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Accused in Forbes editor case linked to former Chechen official's murder
BBC Monitoring Former Soviet Union , 8 June 2005
Text of report by Russian news agency Interfax  
Moscow, 8 June: In the course of an investigation into the murder case of the editor of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine, Paul Klebnikov , the Prosecutor-General's Office has solved another "high-profile" case - the murder of the former deputy prime minister of Chechnya, Yan Sergunin.  
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Klebnikov murder suspects accused of killing Chechen official   
Interfax News Service,   8 June 2005
MOSCOW. June 8 (Interfax) - During the investigation into the murder of Forbes Russia editor Paul Klebnikov , the Prosecutor General's Office also solved the murder of former Chechen deputy prime minister Yan Sergunin, sources close to the investigation told Interfax on Wednesday. Charges on this case will soon be filed against Chechen citizens Kazbek Dukuzov and Musa Vakhayev, who are also charged with Klebnikov's murder.   
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Chechen rebel leader ordered murder of Forbes editor: Interfax
Agence France Presse, 16 June 2005
MOSCOW, June 16 (AFP) - A Chechen rebel leader ordered the slaying of the editor of the Russian edition of US business magazine Forbes, Russia's prosecutor general's office said on Thursday, cited by Interfax.  
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Prosecutor: Chechen ordered Klebnikov's murder
The Irish Examiner , 16 June 2005
Russian prosecutors have determined that a Chechen man who was the subject of a book by editor Paul Klebnikov ordered his murder. Vasiliy Lushchenko, a spokesman for prosecutor general's office, today identified the man as Khozh-Zkhmed Nukhayev.  
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Russia prosecutor says Chechen militant ordered murder of Forbes editor - report
AFX International Focus, 16 June 2005
MOSCOW (AFX) - A Chechen rebel leader ordered the killing of the editor of the Russian edition of US business magazine Forbes, Russia's prosecutor general's office said, as cited by Interfax. The prosecutor general's office named Chechen resident Khozh-Akhmed Nukhayev -- a key figure in Chechnya's underground militant government -- as the man who ordered the killing of American journalist Paul Klebnikov in July, 2004.  
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Russian Forbes editor murder probe complete
BBC Monitoring Newsfile, 16 June 2005
Text of report by Russian news agency ITAR-TASS  
Moscow, 16 June: The Russian Prosecutor-General's Office has finished investigating two suspects of the murder of Paul Klebnikov , the editor-in-chief of the Russian edition of the Forbes magazine.  
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Chechen rebel leader sought over murder of Forbes editor  
Agence France Presse , 16 June 2005
MOSCOW, June 16 (AFP) -  A Chechen rebel leader ordered the slaying of the editor of the Russian edition of US business magazine Forbes in retaliation for a book describing the leader as a criminal, Russia's prosecutor general's office said on Thursday.  

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Russia blames Chechen for murder of Forbes editor
Reuters News, 16 June 2005
MOSCOW, June 16 (Reuters) - Russian prosecutors said on Thursday that a Chechen, described by media as a prominent separatist rebel, had ordered the killing of the U.S. editor of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine. A spokesman for the prosecutor general's office said the investigation of the killing of Paul Klebnikov , shot dead in Moscow in July, had now been wound up. "We have identified a person who had ordered the murder," he said, adding that several people directly involved in the murder had been arrested and would stand trial.  
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Russian prosecutor says Chechen ordered slaying of Forbes editor
Associated Press Newswires,    16 June 2005, By JUDITH INGRAM       
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian prosecutors have determined that a former separatist Chechen official ordered the killing of a Forbes magazine editor after the journalist wrote a book about him called "Conversations with a Barbarian," a spokesman said Thursday. Paul Klebnikov 's murder, one of the highest-profile slayings in Russia in a decade, was ordered by Khozh-Akhmed Nukhayev, a former deputy prime minister in the Chechen separatist government, said Vasiliy Lushchenko, a spokesman for the prosecutor general's office.  
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Russia: Prosecutor completes investigation into murder of magazine editor
BBC Monitoring Media,   16 June 2005
Text of report by Radio Russia on 16 June  [Presenter] The Russian Prosecutor-General's Office has completed its investigation into the murder of the editor of the Russian edition of Forbes [magazine], Paul Klebnikov . This is what Viktor Potapov, a spokesman for the Prosecutor-General's Office, told us.  
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Russian Forbes editor trusts official probe results
BBC Monitoring Former Soviet Union, 16 June 2005
Excerpt from report by Russian news agency Ekho Moskvy on 16 June  [No dateline, as received] Forbes [magazine] has no reasons not to trust the [Russian] law enforcers who investigated the murder of its Russian edition's former editor-in-chief Paul Klebnikov , current editor Maksim Kashulinskiy told Ekho Moskvy radio. [Passage omitted: earlier reported facts]  
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Investigation of murder of Russian Forbes chief Khlebnikov is over
RIA Novosty, 16 June 2005
MOSCOW, June 16 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian Prosecutor General's Office has completed the investigation of the murder of Paul Khlebnikov , an American journalist and chief editor of the Russian Forbes edition, the Office said. "The defendants in the case of Khlebnikov's murder are reading the case materials," the Office said.
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Investigation into Klebnikov murder completed (Part 3)
Interfax News Service, 16 June 2005
MOSCOW. June 16 (Interfax) - The Russian Prosecutor General's Office has completed the investigation of the murder of editor-in-chief of the Russian version of Forbes magazine Paul Klebnikov , prosecutors reported on Thursday. The investigators established both the organizers and perpetrators of the murder, which was committed last July. The organizer has been identified as Chechen resident Khozh-Akhmed Nukhayev, a prominent figure in the so-called Ichkerian government.   
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Investigation into Klebnikov murder completed
Interfax News Service, 16 June 2005
MOSCOW. June 16 (Interfax) - The Russian Prosecutor General's Office has completed the investigation into the murder of editor-in-chief of the Russian version of Forbes magazine Paul Klebnikov, the office reported on Thursday.   
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Investigation into Klebnikov murder completed (Part 2)   
Interfax News Service, 16 June 2005
MOSCOW.   June   16   (Interfax)   -   The   Russian Prosecutor General's Office has     completed    the    investigation    into    the    murder    of editor-in-chief    of    the   Russian   version   of  Forbes   magazine   Paul Klebnikov , the office reported on Thursday. The   investigators   established both organizers and perpetrators of the murder, which was committed last July. The organizer has been identified as Chechen resident Khozh-Akhmed Nukhayev, a prominent figure in the so-called Ichkeriain government.   
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RUSSIA: CHECHEN INVOLVEMENT SUSPECTED IN REPORTER KILLING
ANSA - English Media Service, 16 June 2005, By Alessandro Logroscino  
(ANSA) - MOSCOW, June 16 - A suspected Chechen involvement is taking shape in one of Moscow's most famous recent criminal cases, the killing one year ago of American investigative reporter Paul Klebnikov , who was first a correspondent for the Forbes magazine and later became head of the magazine's Russian edition and who in his latest book denounced the separatist Islamic guerrillas in the Caucasus as a mix of primitive fanaticism and mafia-style business.  
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Russians Link Chechen to Editor's Slaying
Associated Press Newswires , 16 June 2005
MOSCOW (AP) - Prosecutors said Thursday they had solved the murder of U.S journalist Paul Klebnikov , linking his high-profile killing to a former Chechen separatist figure who was the subject of a critical book that he wrote. Some observers remain skeptical about the Chechen connection, saying Klebnikov had delved deep into the still-murky post-Soviet business world in his work as the editor of Forbes magazine's Russian edition.  
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Three more suspects wanted for Khlebnikov's murder.  
ITAR-TASS World Service, 16 June 2005 Combined reports  
MOSCOW, June 16 (Itar-Tass) ----The Russian Prosecutor's General Office has completed an investigation into the murder of the editor-in-chief of the Russian edition of the Forbes magazine, Paul Khlebnikov , who was killed in Moscow in July, 2004.  
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DJ Interfax: Subject Of Forbes Editor's Book Ordered Murder
OsterDowJones Commodity Wire, 16 June 2005
MOSCOW, Jun 16, 2005 (ODC via Comtex) --  Russian prosecutors have determined that a Chechen man who was the subject of a book by the editor of Forbes magazine's Russian edition, Paul Klebnikov , ordered his murder, a spokesman said Thursday.  
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MOSCOW - The Russian Prosecutor General's Office has completed the investigation...
The Russia Journal (E), 16 June 2005
MOSCOW - The Russian Prosecutor General's Office has completed the investigation of the murder of Paul Khlebnikov , an American journalist and chief editor of the Russian Forbes edition, the Office said. "The defendants in the case of Khlebnikov's murder are reading the case materials," the Office said.
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Inquest into murder of chief of Forbes Russian edition over.
ITAR-TASS World Service, 16 June 2005
MOSCOW, June 16 (Itar-Tass) -- The Russian Prosecutor's General Office has completed an investigation into the murder of the editor-in-chief of the Russian edition of the Forbes magazine, Paul Khlebnikov who was killed in Moscow in July, 2004. An investigation into the murder case opened against Musta Vakhayev and Kazbek Dukushev is complete, a source from the Prosecutor's office told Tass on Thursday.   
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Russians blame Chechen for US editor's murder  
The Guardian, 17 June 2005, Nick Paton Walsh in Moscow       
Russian prosecutors say the murder of an American journalist, Paul Klebnikov , shot dead in Moscow last year, was ordered by a Chechen separatist angered by the reporter's negative portrayal of him - and have declared the case closed. Khodzh-Ahmed Nukhayev, a former official in the separatist government, paid a gang of Chechens to kill Mr Klebnikov because of a 2003 book critical of Mr Nukhayev, the prosecutor's office said yesterday.  
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Chechens Accused of Killing Klebnikov
The Moscow Times, 17 June 2005, Carl Schreck       
The Prosecutor General's Office announced Thursday that it had wrapped up the investigation of the killing of American journalist Paul Klebnikov and that a suspected Chechen rebel financier, the subject of a scathing book by Klebnikov, had ordered the slaying. Investigators have established that Khozh-Akhmed Nukhayev, whom Klebnikov interviewed extensively for his 2003 book "Conversations With a Barbarian," was responsible for ordering the killing, which was carried out by members of a Chechen criminal group, Prosecutor General's Office spokesman Vasily Lushchenko said Thursday.  
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Chechen Warlord Killed Forbes Editor, Russian Prosecutors Claim
The New York Sun, 17 June 2005, By MICHAEL MAINVILLE Special to the Sun       
MOSCOW - Russian prosecutors have named a Chechen rebel warlord as the mastermind behind the high profile slaying last year of New York born Paul Klebnikov , editor of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine. The killing was ordered by a former deputy prime minister in the Chechen separatist government, Kozh-Akhmed Nukhayev, who was the subject of a book by Klebnikov, "Conversations with a Barbarian," the prosecutor general's office said.  
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Forbes editor was killed by Chechens, Russia says
The Globe and Mail,   17 June 2005
Moscow -- Prosecutors said yesterday they had solved the murder of U.S journalist Paul Klebnikov , linking his high-profile killing to a former Chechen separatist figure who was the subject of a critical book that he wrote. Some observers remain skeptical about the Chechen connection, saying Mr. Klebnikov had delved deep into the still-murky post-Soviet business world in his work as the editor of Forbes magazine's Russian edition.  
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Chechen Rebel Blamed in U.S. Journalist's Death
Los Angeles Times, 17 June 2005, David Holley        
MOSCOW  A Chechen separatist leader ordered the contract killing in Moscow last year of prominent U.S. investigative journalist Paul Klebnikov , Russian prosecutors said Thursday, a charge that drew immediate skepticism from analysts.  
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Russia Implicates Rebel in Killing --- Fugitive Chechen Warlord Is Said to Have Ordered Murder of Forbes Editor
The Wall Street Journal Europe, 17 June 2005, By Guy Chazan
MOSCOW -- Russia's prosecutor general said a fugitive Chechen warlord ordered the killing of Paul Klebnikov , the American journalist whose slaying in Moscow last year stunned Russia's media, business and political elite. Prosecutors said in a statement that Khozh-Akhmed Nukhayev, a former Chechen rebel leader, had taken offense at a book Mr. Klebnikov wrote about him and hired a group of Chechen contract killers to slay the journalist, who was gunned down outside his office last July. Two of the alleged killers are in custody, but two others and Mr. Nukhayev are still at large, the statement said.   
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Chechen Rebel Had Journalist Killed, Russia Says
The Washington Post,     Peter Finn, 17 June 2005
A former deputy prime minister in a Chechen separatist government is accused of ordering the killing of Paul Klebnikov , an American journalist who was gunned down in Moscow in July as he left the offices of the Russian edition of Forbes where he was editor, the Russian prosecutor-general's office said Thursday in a statement. Prosecutors asserted that Khozh-Akhmed Nukhayev, a Chechen rebel leader, ordered the slaying in response to a book Klebnikov wrote, "Conversations with a Barbarian," in which he had harsh words about Nukhayev and other Chechen insurgents.  
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Prosecutor Says Chechen Rebel Had Editor Killed
The New York Times, 17 June 2005,   By STEVEN LEE MYERS; Sophia Kishkovsky contributed reporting for this article.       
MOSCOW, June 16 -- Russia's prosecutor general declared Thursday that a Chechen rebel leader had ordered the killing of a prominent American journalist in Moscow last year, an attack that highlighted the perils facing journalists in Russia. The prosecutor said the Chechen, Khozh-Akhmed Nukhayev, paid assassins to kill the journalist, Paul Klebnikov , who was editor of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine. Mr. Nukhayev, the subject of a critical book by Mr. Klebnikov, is also wanted by Russia on charges of terrorism stemming from the war in Chechnya but remains at large.  
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Chechen rebel leader accused in Forbes editor's slaying
Chicago Tribune , 17 June 2005, By Alex Rodriguez, Tribune foreign correspondent.       
MOSCOW  Russian authorities Thursday accused a Chechen rebel leader of ordering the July 2004 slaying of magazine editor Paul Klebnikov , widely believed to be post-Soviet Russia's first slaying with an American journalist as a target.  
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Prosecutor's office claims that Khlebnikov was murdered by Chechen separatists Paul Khlebnikov murder solved after a year of investigation
WPS: What the Papers Say, 17 June 2005
According to the Prosecutor General's Office, Paul Khlebnikov , editor of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine, was murdered on the orders of Khozh-Akhmed Nukhayev, the Chechen separatist ideologue described as a criminal in Khlebnikov's book, "Dialogue With A Barbarian."  The murder of the prominent American journalist, who had headed Forbes Russia for only about six months, stirred the international community. A team of the best detectives was handpicked, an insider says. They did what they could but the range of theories was too broad at first. The first things everyone immediately recalled was Khlebnikov's conflict with Boris Berezovsky, his book about Chechen separatists, and Forbes magazine's list of Russia's hundred richest citizens (many of whom would have preferred to avoid publicity).  
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Chechen named in murder inquiry  
The Independent, 17 June 2005
MOSCOW Russian prosecutors say a former deputy prime minister in the Chechen separatist government ordered the killing of a Forbes magazine editor after he wrote a book about him called Conversations with a Barbarian. Paul Klebnikov "s murder was allegedly ordered by Khozh- Akhmed Nukhayev.  
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Rebel leader 'ordered the murder of Forbes Editor';Europe  
The Times,   17 June 2005, Jeremy Page in Moscow       
RUSSIAN prosecutors yesterday accused a Chechen rebel leader of masterminding the killing of Paul Klebnikov , the Editor of Forbes magazine's Russian edition who was shot outside his office last July. The prosecutor's office said its investigation had found that Khozh-Akhmed Nukhayev organised the murder after Klebnikov portrayed him in a negative light in his book Conversation with a Barbarian.  
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Barbarian's revenge
Russian Press Digest - Russica Izvestia , 17 June 2005, Aleksey Nikolskiy       
Prosecutors say they solved the murder of Paul Klebnikov. The Prosecutor General's Office announced Thursday that it had wrapped up the investigation of the killing of American journalist Paul Klebnikov and that a suspected Chechen rebel financier, the subject of a scathing book by Klebnikov, had ordered the slaying.
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Relatives of slain editor 'amazed' at report citing Chechen link
Agence France Presse, 17 June 2005
MOSCOW, June 17 (AFP) -  A brother of the slain editor of Forbes magazine's Russian version said in a newspaper interview published Friday that he and other family members were "amazed" that investigators had blamed Klebnikov's killing on a Chechen rebel leader.  
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Russia blames Chechen for murder of Forbes editor
Turkish Daily News, 17 June 2005
MOSCOW - Reuters  Russian prosecutors said on Thursday that a Chechen, described by media as a prominent separatist rebel, had ordered the killing of the U.S. editor of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine.  
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Paul Khlebnikov's last investigative story
RIA Novosty, 20 June 2005
MOSCOW (RIA Novosti political commentator Yury Filippov) - The Prosecutor-General's Office in Russia has announced that it has finished investigating the murder of Paul Khlebnikov , one of the most high-profile crimes in the past few years. US national Khlebnikov, Doctor of the London School of Economics and the chief editor of the Russian version of Forbes, was killed near the magazine's office in northern Moscow in the evening of July 9, 2004.  
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Rebel web site says Chechens accused of Khlebnikov murder were 'framed' by FSB
BBC Monitoring Caucasus,    20 June 2005
The Chechen rebel web site Kavkaz-Tsentr has said that the Russian Prosecutor General's Office version of events concerning the murder of American journalist Paul Khlebnikov is not credible. It only serves the Russian investigators' interest to make it seem as if ethnic Chechens were involved in the murder, the web site said. The accused Chechens were holding a Dagestani businessmen who was abducted by staff members of the Russian security service and handed over to them, and the gun found in the apartment where the hostage was held was not tested by forensic experts, the web site said. It added that there was no proof that the two Chechens were hired by Khozh-Akhmed Nukhayev, an ethnic Chechen described by the Russian investigators as an international terrorist. The following is the text of the report by-lined Salman Daudov and headlined "'Chechen lead' in the Khlebnikov assassination case" which was published by the Kavkaz-Tsentr news agency web site on 18 June:  
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REVENGE BEHIND Khlebnikov's Murder
Moscow News , 22 June 2005, Arutunyan, Anna; Liakhovich, Oleg       
The investigation into the murder of Russian Forbes editor Paul Khlebnikov was closed Thursday as prosecutors revealed that revenge was behind the killing, allegedly masterminded by Chechen separatist Hojj Akhmed Nukhayev, a man smeared in Khlebnikov's book, Conversation with a Barbarian.  
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THE ASSASSINATION OF THE EDITOR OF "FORBES" HAS BEEN DETECTED
A&G Information Services: Comtex,     29 June 2005
ST.PETERSBURG, RUSSIA, Jun 29, 2005 (A&G News via COMTEX) -- The investigation of an assassination of the editor of the Russian version of the magazine "Forbs", Paul Khlebnikov has been completed. The representative at the Office of the Public Prosecutor, Vasiliy Lushchenko said that Khozh-Akhmed Nukhaev - the former Chechen field commander, who was the main character of Khlebnikov's book "A Talk with a Barbarian", had ordered the murder. The main topics of the book - Chechnya, the Islam fundamentalism, Eurasian cultures, brigand Moscow of the 1980-s, terrorist acts, Ben Laden, vakhkhabism. As Paul Khlebnikov said himself many things in his interpretation can seem multiple-valued, arguable and sometimes even shocking.  
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