Ivan Khutorskoy

On November 16, 2009, Ivan Khutorskoy, one of Russia’s young anti-fascist activists, was found dead on the landing of his Moscow apartment building with two bullets to the head. The young 26 year-old activist had been violently attacked with a knife on three separate occasions since 2005 and his name and address were published on neo-Nazi websites. The Prosecutor’s Investigation Committee stated that they were not excluding the possibility that the murder was linked to Khutorskoy’s anti-fascist activities. The investigation was ongoing as of the end of 2009.

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Region:Europe & Central Asia





Date of Killing:16/11/2009

Previous Threats:Yes

Type of Work:Social protester

Sector or Type of Rights the HRD Worked On:Civil and Political Rights, ESC Rights

Sector Detail:Freedom of Assembly, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Minority Rights, Refugees/IDPs/Migrants

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