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St. Petersburg man given 8-year jail sentence for stabbing far proper radical turned LGBT activist 17 occasions in drunken rage

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A St. Petersburg resident discovered responsible of murdering LGBT activist Elena Grigorieva has been sentenced to greater than eight years behind bars. Alexey Volnyanko stabbed her 17 occasions after a row broke out throughout a ingesting session. Forty-one-year-old Grigorieva was discovered lifeless in July 2019 in Russia’s second metropolis. According to human rights activist Dinar Idrisov, she was the topic of violent and a number of threats on account of her LGBT activism earlier than being “brutally killed near her home.”The convicted assassin, Volnyanko, confessed to the crime, claiming that the homicide passed off after “sharing alcoholic beverages.” The investigation revealed that he stabbed her a number of occasions, together with within the again and face, earlier than fleeing the scene. He will now serve eight years and one month in jail. According to Volnyanko, he dedicated the homicide whereas being drunk and after she insulted him, and didn’t counsel that the crime was motivated by her sexual orientation or activism. Also on Russian LGBT activist murdered in St. Petersburg Grigorieva was murdered after being included on an inventory known as ‘Saw’, an internet web site which revealed the private knowledge of LGBT folks and activists, together with their photographs and place of residence. The web site, designed within the fashion of the horror film with the identical title, promised to reward those that attacked folks on the record.At the start of 2019, Grigorieva got here out as bisexual, and commenced to obtain demise threats. According to her buddies, chatting with Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda, the police ignored the threats.Although a giant a part of her later life, LGBT activism was not the one political trigger Grigorieva was part of. In 2017, she was a part of the far proper People’s National Party, who maintain the idea that Hitler launched WWII to avenge the demise of the Tsar by “Jewish Bolsheviks.” According to Idrisov, over time, her views modified from “nationalist to liberal and pro-LGBT.” Following her demise, there have been rumors that a few of her former “nationalist comrades” had threatened her life.Think your pals would have an interest? Share this story!

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