Det er et klassisk tyrannitriks å gi offeret den moralske skylden for at det ble drept. Putin-regimet har utviklet et ekstra raffinement som det anvender med flid: folk man vil få ram på er homofile, dvs. perverse. Nå brukes argumentet mot den drepte journalisten Iljas Shurpajev.
Shurpajev kan ikke forsvare seg. Forklaringen politiet gir om at han ble drept av menn han hadde bestilt sex av, lyder som bestillingsverk. Han hadde dessuten mye penger. Dobbelt suspekt.
Ilyas Shurpayev, 32, a reporter for Russia’s state-run TV network Channel One, was found dead March 21 in his rented Moscow apartment.
Tajik Interior Ministry spokesman Makhmadali Shafoatov said one of the two suspects, Masrudzhon Yatimov, claimed Shurpayev had offered him money nine days earlier to have sex.
«Shurpayev himself invited (Yatimov) to his house on March 12 and offered him money to have sexual relations,» Shafoatov said.
During the visit, Yatimov learned the reporter had just received a large money transfer, and he and another man, Nadzhmiddin Mukhiddinov, then returned to Shupayev’s apartment on March 21 to rob him, he said. After Shurpayev resisted, they ended up killing him, Shafoatov said.
The attackers set fire to Shurpayev’s apartment and Russian police later found him with a belt around his neck and numerous stab wounds.
The two suspects «have already fully admitted their guilt in committing this crime,» Shafoatov said.
Det har tatt politiet drøye to uker å oppklare dette mordet, som har en påfallende forklaring som kompromitterer den drepte. Mens mordet på Anna Politkovskaja fremdeles er uoppklart.