Human rights activists reported four killed and 43 injured at the hands of nationalists in Russia from the beginning of 2016
From the beginning of 2016 in Russia from racist violence, four people were killed, 43 more were wounded or beaten, three received serious death threats, according to information-analytical center “Sova”. According to him, racist attacks were registered in 11 regions of Russia.
In September, from attacks far right suffered not less than eight people in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Omsk region and Krasnodar Krai. In the same month, vandals-xenophobes damaged five facilities in the Kaliningrad and Kemerovo oblasts, Perm Krai and Republic of Tatarstan. In Kaliningrad twice a week were desecrated the mass grave and the monument to the fallen soldiers, located not far from each other.
Since the beginning, attacks were recorded at least 26 facilities in 17 regions of the country. In September we have had one conviction for violence, which took into account the motive of hatred. In the Moscow region the group of six ultra-staged “White car” was sentenced to various terms of imprisonment.
Since the beginning of the year, racist violence has been made not less than 14 convictions against 38 people in 12 regions of the country. For xenophobic propaganda in September 2016 were issued at least 10 sentences in eight regions of the country against 10 people. Since the beginning of the year in cases of racist propaganda was rendered no less than 141 of the sentence against 157 people in 56 regions of the country.
In may, human rights defenders reported about the reduction in the number of racist and neo-Nazi motivated attacks in Russia: according to them, if in April from attacks by right-wing radicals injured at least 12 people in may – about five.
At the beginning of the year, human rights activists pointed out that in 2015 the number of crimes motivated by xenophobia were halved. Attacks were recorded in 17 regions of Russia, as a result of these attacks, nine people were killed and 68 were wounded. For comparison, in 2014, according to human rights activists, attacks motivated by racism and xenophobia were recorded in 29 Russian regions. Then killed and 36 were injured 133 people.
Human rights activists attributed the reduction of crimes committed on the grounds of xenophobia, reduction in the number of migrants in Russia and a more efficient operation of the police, the newspaper “Izvestia”.