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Gay man killed in suspected Russia hate crime

The Kamchatka peninsula on Russia's eastern coast. A man was murdered here last week because he was gay, according to investigators on Monday. Authorities say three men stabbed and trampled the unnamed victim to death. The suspects, who are under arrest, then put the 39-year-old's body in his car and set in on fire. It's the second such killing in less than a month. Gay rights activist Nikolai Alexeyev says the violence will persist, as he says "authorities are interested in making the situation even worse." Activists fear the violence is being fuelled by a bill backed by Putin's conservative allies in parliament that would ban spreading so-called "homosexual propaganda" among minors. Critics say the bill could effectively ban gay rights protests and events in Russia. Homosexuality was decriminalised after the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union. But a poll by the independent Levada Center last month found 38 percent of Russians belie

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