‘Gay-hunters’ sounded silly to Russia’s LGBT. Then tragedy struck

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‘Gay-hunters’ sounded silly to Russia’s LGBT. Then tragedy struck

A group with a hit list has promised ‘very dangerous and cruel little gifts’ to a number of gay activists

AFP

When LGBT activist Yelena Grigoryeva found her name on a hit list of a “gay-hunting” group, she did not appear to take the threat seriously.

The group called itself “Pila”, meaning “saw”, after the series of Hollywood horror films of the same name, in which a serial killer plays games with his victims.

Pila promised “very dangerous and cruel little gifts” to a number of Russia’s gay activists...

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