LGBT activist killed in St. Petersburg was on punishers' list
The activist's body got eight knife wounds and suffocation traces.
Civil activist Elena Grigorieva, brutally murdered in St. Petersburg, was found in the list of homophobic punishers on the page of the Saw against LGBT project, Fontanka reports. The Investigation Committee admits that there were several killers.
“We have already prepared dangerous and cruel gifts, which we will give soon...”, the participants of the All-Russian movement against LGBT people write.
The goals cover the LGBT resource center in Yekaterinburg, the director of the Russian LGBT Network, Igor Kochetkov, and Elena Grigorieva.
“You do not want us to do the same with you or even worse, as with the friends of the LGBT Network volunteer David Isteev. Their apartment was almost turned into the stuffing,” the letter states.
Anonymous, who called himself “the liquidator of gays in Chechnya and Ukraine,” demanded that the center be closed and the money of the organization and staff be donated to the Give Life fund, The Village reports.
A native of Bashkiria was detained within the case, but then released - the man turned out to be a janitor who helped Grigorieva, activist Alexander Mironov says.
Grigorieva repeatedly participated in protest actions in St. Petersburg. In particular, she was detained at a picket against a change in the Chechen-Ingush border, for acts against torture and repression.
On the evening of July 21, a resident of St. Petersburg called the police and reported the body found near house number 11 on Pulkovskaya Street. Criminologists have determined that the woman was dead for about 12 hours.