Russia refuses to find thug who blinded gay man in one eye

Amnesty International have called on the Russian authorities to arrest the masked men responsible for the terror attack in St Petersburg

Russia refuses to find thug who blinded gay man in one eye
11 March 2014

Russian police are refusing to catch the criminal who blinded a gay man in one eye.

In November, two masked men stormed a ‘rainbow social’ for young LGBTIs and allies and attacked with guns and baseball bats at the offices of LaSky in St Petersburg.

Two young activists, Dmitry Chizhevsky and Anna Prutskova, were hospitalized from the terror attack.

Despite three surgeries, the 27-year-old Chizhevsky will never see again from his left eye.

After the attack last year, police collected evidence, bullets and fingerprints and were looking to charge suspects for the crime of ‘hooliganism’.

The investigation is now suspended. A St Petersburg court has also refused to qualify the case as a hate crime.

Chizhevsky has accused the investigators of being ‘indifferent’ as it is an anti-gay attack and refusing to search for the masked men.

‘I can still see homophobia,’ he said on social media. ‘I have another eye for that.’

Amnesty International slammed the attack calling on the masked assailants to be brought to justice.

Denis Krivosheev, Europe and Central Asia Deputy Director at Amnesty International, said: ‘The Russian authorities must seek out, investigate and prosecute all those responsible for these violent attacks.

‘This was a serious violent assault that has caused severe injuries and could have resulted in death.

‘Those responsible must face serious consequences to the full extent of the law.’

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