An impartial information web site editor in Russia, Irina Slavina, died this Friday by setting herself on hearth. Later, a police raid was held in a probe aiming for an opposition group. That is what her web site confirmed.
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Within the industrial metropolis of Nizhny Novgorod, web site Koza. Press reported that “in entrance of police headquarters, web site’s editor-in-chief had set herself on hearth”.
Later her demise was confirmed by metropolis investigators in a press release instructed that her physique had “indicators of thermal burns”, additionally saying that there was “no connection of her demise” to raids by police as she was only a witness on this probe.
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On Fb, Irina had posted hours simply earlier than her demise: “I ask you responsible my demise on the Russian Federation.” On Thursday, she had posted on social media that police burst into her residence in an early morning raid.
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Social media has a video of her on a bench, setting herself on hearth in entrance of headquarters.
Slavina’s web site is reporting in an investigative manner and confirmed their opposition to President Vladimir Putin. Her supporters and buddies are completely devasted.
Her web site knowledgeable that her husband had confirmed that she “died from her accidents”. Later, the positioning was not accessible shortly.
Numerous journalists and activists tributed to the demise of Irina together with Pavel Chikov, an advocate who texted on the Telegram messenger that he was there working together with her when she was charged two occasions for publishing pretend information and disrespecting the authorities.
She posted oh Thursday that the police and federation guards have been on the lookout for proof of hyperlinks to Open Russia.
“I’ve nothing,” stated the journalist, including that police grabbed and sealed her notes and pc together with laptops and telephones belonging to her, her husband, and her daughter.
“I’ve no technique of manufacturing,” she additional added.
After being poisoned in Russia, Alexei Navalny, an opposition chief who’s recovering in Berlin with what docs of Germany stated was a military-grade nerve agent, defined Irina’s demise as “horrible”.
He additional wrote that “A legal case was designed towards Irina underneath a cost of politics, her residence was searched, doorways have been minimize out and computer systems and telephones confiscated, they drove Irina to suicide”.
In Slavina’s reminiscence on a metropolis road, a vigil was being held by folks, a neighborhood information web site reported, there was a person holding a placard “the state kills” written on it.