Campaigner against hate crimes killed in Moscow
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors say an anti-hate crimes campaigner has been shot and killed in Moscow.
The Prosecutor General's Investigative Committee says the man killed Monday was an active campaigner against neo-Nazi groups.
It said in a statementNov. 17that investigators are looking into the victim's activities as a possible motive behind the killing.
It said the 26-year old man was killed in the entrance of his apartment building with a shot to the head. RIA Novosti news agency identified the victim as Ivan Khutorskoi.
Russia has seen a string of contract-style killings of human rights activists and journalists.
Few of the killers are ever found or prosecuted.