Interior Ministry confirms activist killed in St. Petersburg repeatedly turned to police

Interior Ministry confirms activist killed in St. Petersburg repeatedly turned to police
Yelena Grigorieva

The press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Leningrad region said that none of Yelena Grigorieva’s appeals was about threats to her life, however.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region confirmed that activist Yelena Grigorieva had repeatedly appealed to the police before she got killed, reports Interfax. However, the press service said that none of her appeals was about threats to her life.

“The reports concerned minor conflict situations involving the victim’s acquaintances. All of the reports were reviewed by the police in the prescribed legal manner and decisions were taken," said the police.

Yelena Grigorieva’s body with multiple stab wounds was found in the evening of July 21 near a house on Pulkovskaya Street. Human rights activist Dinar Idrisov said that recently, the activist "has been a victim of violence with murder threats repeatedly coming." По словам

According to Idrisov, Grigorieva and her lawyer appealed to the police both about violence and threats, but the police were unresponsive.

After the murder, a 40-year-old native of Bashkiria was detained. Fontanka reports that just before her death, Grigorieva had been seen with her friend and four men. The detainee is allegedly one of them.

According to Znak.com, the activist reported that she had been followed by a certain “mad man” aged about 40 over the last year. Grigorieva said that he would come to LGBT events every time and provoked people there. “Everyone sees that Timur is completely nuts,” said the activist.

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