Kazbek Gekkiev. Photo: http://kbrria.ru/

09 March 2016, 19:20

Lane in KBR named after slain journalist Gekkiev

The Shkolny Lane in the village of Zhankhoteko has been renamed in memory of the journalist Kazbek Gekkiev, who was killed in 2012. A memorial plaque has been installed at the school, where Gekkiev studied.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that Kazbek Gekkiev, a 28-year-old television announcer of the State TV and Radio Company (STRC) "Kabardino-Balkaria", was shot dead by unidentified criminals on December 5, 2012. Zeitun Boziev, a 30-year-old alleged member of illegal armed formations (IAFs) was suspected of killing the journalist. Boziev was killed on January 29, 2013.

Besides, the school, where Gekkiev studied, has also opened, in a solemn ceremony, a memorial plaque in his honour. A similar plaque was opened in honour of another school graduate in the village of Zhankhoteko – a Senior Police Lieutenant Akhmed Khubuev, who was killed by militants, the RIA "Novosti" reports.

Let us remind toy that after Gekkiev's murder, the Parliament of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic (KBR) offered to toughen the punishment for an attempt on the life of journalists.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

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