Irina Slavina, editor-in-chief of the Nizhny Novgorod edition of KozaPress, set herself on fire at the building of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Irina Slavina

The editor-in-chief of the KozaPress edition, Irina Slavina, set herself on fire outside the building of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Nizhny Novgorod. She died on the spot from her burns, Baza reports. Later, the death of Slavina was confirmed by the Nizhny Novgorod Investigative Committee.

A post was published on Slavina’s Facebook today: “I ask you to blame the Russian Federation for my death.” The day before, Slavina said that a search had taken place at her house. “They were looking for brochures, leaflets, accounts of Open Russia, possibly an icon with the face of Mikhail Khodorkovsky.” Copyright www.meduza.io

A post was published on Slavina’s Facebook: “I ask you to blame the Russian Federation for my death.” (02.10.2020 14:20)

Nizhny Novgorod. 2 October. INTERFAX-POVOLZHYE – Several dozen people came to the building of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation for the Nizhny Novgorod Region in the center of Nizhny Novgorod, where on Friday the editor-in-chief of the Koza.press website Irina Slavina (Murakhtaeva) committed suicide, eyewitnesses told Interfax.

People bring candles and flowers, which are placed near the scene.

Meanwhile, almost 3.5 thousand comments were already left on Slavina’s social network page by 19:45 Moscow time. Users, both familiar and unfamiliar with her, express words of sympathy, publish photos of the journalist. Among them are residents of other countries.

Today at 6:00 am 12 people entered my apartment with a gas cutter and a crowbar: officers of the TFR, police, SOBR, attesting witnesses. The husband opened the door. I, being naked, was already dressing under the supervision of a lady I did not know. A search was carried out. The lawyer was not allowed to call. They were looking for brochures, leaflets, accounts of Open Russia, possibly an icon with the face of Mikhail Khodorkovsky. I have none of this. But they took what they found – all the flash drives, my laptop, daughter’s laptop, computer, phones – not only mine, but also my husband’s – a bunch of notebooks on which I scribbled during press conferences. I was left without means of production. I’m fine. But May (dog) suffered a lot. He was not allowed to be taken outside until 10:30. (01.10.2020 10:33)

Earlier it was reported that the editor-in-chief of the site, Irina Slavina (Murakhtaeva), committed suicide on Friday near the building of the Nizhny Novgorod police. The Investigative Department for the region has organized a pre-investigation check.

Text on the poster: While my mother was burning alive, you were silent.

On the eve of her death, Slavina reported on a search conducted in her apartment.

Meanwhile, the Nizhny Novgorod Investigation Department stated that there was no connection between the death of the journalist and the searches. Copyright www.interfax-russia.ru

Alexei Navalny commented on the death of Irina Slavina, he believes that the cause of the incident was “incessant harassment” on the part of the security forces.

Irina Slavina, a journalist from Nizhny Novgorod, committed suicide. Terrible death. Self-immolation. A criminal case under a political article was fabricated against Slavnaya, yesterday she was searched, doors were cut out and equipment was confiscated. This is the most real drive to suicide. A crime for which not only the “siloviks” of Nizhny Novgorod must answer, who have staged a months-long unceasing harassment of the opposition in the city (yesterday searches and interrogations took place at many, including the coordinator of our headquarters). Those in the Kremlin who gave them orders must also answer.