- Dion: December 12, 2007: “As I stated on the [Bombshell] forum Andy, you are a liar, a hypocrite and no better than the trash that you fight against.”
Another Possible Neo-Nazi Murder in Moscow
February 11, 2008
A security camera recorded the murder of a citizen of Azerbaijan in Moscow, the latest in an almost daily series of attacks on minorities in Russia’s capital, according to a February 10, 2008 report by the news web site Kavkazsky Uzel. Video footage reportedly shows three young men dressed in black approach Rafik Ishaev, engage him in a brief conversation, and then stab him over 15 times, killing him. There was no information in the report indicating that the youths robbed their victim, increasing the likelihood that the murder was a hate crime.
NEO-NAZIS ATTACK ANTI-FASCIST MUSICIANS
February 15, 2008
Neo-Nazis attacked anti-fascist musicians in Bryansk, Russia, according to a February 11 report by the Regions.ru news agency. About seven neo-Nazis ambushed the lead singer of an anti-fascist punk rock band on February 9. The victim suffered a concussion and injuries to his kidneys. Later that day, about 10 neo-Nazis attacked members of another anti-fascist band near the entrance of a nightclub. None of the victims suffered serious injuries.
HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL SET ON FIRE IN BELARUS
February 15, 2008
For the fourth time since the beginning of 2007, a memorial to the 34,000 Jews the Nazis murdered in Brest, Belarus was vandalized, according to a February 12 report by the Russian Jewish web site Jewish.ru. On February 11, vandals set the flowers surrounding the memorial on fire. Police are said to be investigating. But the head of the local Jewish community, Boris Bruk, is cited in the report as skeptical that they will solve the case, since none of the multiple incidents of antisemitic vandalism over the past several years has led to an arrest. The vandalism incidents are not “acts of hooliganism,” Bruk said, instead, they are the work of a neo-fascist group.
Russian Hate Crime Killed 17 This Year
February 16, 2008
MOSCOW (AP) — Hate crimes in Russia have killed 17 people and injured more than 50 others since the beginning of the year, the Russian human rights group Sova said on Friday.
“This is a lot,” said Sova’s deputy director Galina Kozhevnikova, adding that 11 of the 17 killings were committed in Moscow.
During all of 2007, 67 people were killed and more than 550 were injured across Russia in ethnically motivated attacks, according to Sova’s annual report. The figure represented a 13 percent increase over the previous year, with hate crimes growing increasingly brutal and deadly, the report said.
If the crimes were to continue at the same rate throughout the year, 2008 would see a total of 135 hate killings — double the number recorded in 2007.
Nationalist and neo-Nazi groups mushroomed after the 1991 Soviet collapse as a dramatic economic decline spread social frustration, particularly among the young. Their main targets are the numerous guest workers from impoverished ex-Soviet republics in the Caucasus and Central Asia.
Other victims are students from Africa, visitors from Asian countries, Jews and Russian anti-Nazi activists.
Kozhevnikova said the latest outbreak could be a response to authorities’ recent attempts to get tougher on hate crimes, which have been on the rise across Russia in recent years.
“This is an indication of the organized nature of ethnically motivated attacks,” she said.
Another reason for the outbreak, she said, was this year’s unusually warm winter in Moscow.
Moscow prosecutor’s office said Friday it has recorded 16 crimes on ethnic grounds in the city since the beginning of 2008, RIA Novosti news agency reported.
All the crimes were committed by groups of young people aged between 12 and 19 who attacked their victims from behind with knifes, the agency quoted the prosecutor’s office’s investigative department chief, Valery Spasenykh, as saying.
In the latest incident, one citizen of Tajikistan was stabbed to death and another wounded when they were attacked by five teenagers in Moscow on Thursday night, according to media reports.
Rights activists have said that authorities, who earlier came under criticism for doing little to combat xenophobia, have been making efforts recently to investigate hate crimes more thoroughly and take such cases to court.
Some activists say, however, that the extreme nationalist sentiments are an outgrowth of the Kremlin’s attempts to rebuild a strong state. President Vladimir Putin has publicly condemned the rise of hate crime, xenophobia and neo-Nazism and called on prosecutors to do more to fight extremism.
|“Skinheads” Brutally Attack and Stab a “Random” Person|
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In St Petersburg, Russia, on October 13, 2004, 20 year old Vietnamese student Vu Ahn Tuan was stabbed to death by a large group of between 15 and 20 Russian boneheads. An autopsy revealed Tuan was stabbed 37 times. Two years later, in October 2006, 17 defendants were found not guilty of any crime, under highly dubious circumstances.
- (Doug Smith’s mate) Mark Bastard: Bombshell, December 9 and 10, 2007:
“@ndy you’re a fucking idiot mate and you better watch your back because when me and my mates are out and about, if we see you, ur dead”
“@ndy im still going to bash you, fukn gooknigger scum”
See also : [For Dion] Hate Crimes on Rise in Russia // Big Ups from Down Under (January 31, 2008) | [For Dion] “I Love Trash” (February 6, 2008) | “Doin’ it for the kids”: The Starlight Children’s Foundation, The Birmy, Boneheads & Boycotts (February 11, 2008) | Doug Smith Drops A Bombshell (December 11, 2007)