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Chechnya: The week in brief: 4 - 10 Jul 2005

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July 4 - Armed men in military camouflage shot dead Abdul-Azim Yangulbayev, the head of the village of Zumsoi, in the Itum-Kalinsky district.

July 4 - Security guards were removed from all temporary accommodation centers in Chechnya due to lack of funds, according to Kavkazsky uzel's report.

July 4 - The Moscow-backed Chechen authorities announced that the giant rock music festival scheduled for July 5 was postponed until September at the request of military and security forces.

July 7-8 - Russian and international press freedom advocates called in Moscow on Russian authorities to bring to justice those responsible for ordering and carrying out murders of Russian journalists.

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