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
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.
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.
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.