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A Russian LGBTQ activist, Yelena Grigoryeva, was fatally stabbed in St. Petersburg Sunday night after her name was listed on a website that encourages people to "hunt" LGBTQ activists, inspired by the torture-themed film "Saw." [...]

"The state of Russia was obliged to guarantee her the right to life," Idrisov wrote. "Lena and her lawyer appealed to law enforcement agencies both on the fact of violence and on the fact of threats, but there was no noticeable reaction." [...]

Grioryeva wrote that the site, which organizes a "hunt for homosexual, bisexual and transgender people," went online in spring 2018 and was shut down several times but always popped back up. The website posted the personal data of "presumably LGBT+" activists, "including photos and addresses," and offered prizes to those who completed an attack.

source: Article 'Russian LGBTQ activist is killed after being listed on gay-hunting website' by Tim Fitzsimons; www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/russian-lgbtq-activist-killed-after-being-listed-saw-inspired-site-n1032841; NBC News; 23 July 2019