A Weekly Human Rights Newsletter on Antisemitism, Xenophobia, and Religious Persecution in the Former Communist World and Western Europe

NEO-NAZIS killed a 16-year-old girl in Irkutsk, Russia because they thought she was a member of an anti-fascist group, according to an October 17 report by the web site. Three neo-Nazis beat Olga Rukosyla to death after noticing that she had red laces in her shoes--a sign of membership in an anti-fascist group. Sources assert that she wore the laces as a fashion statement rather than as a sign of a political affiliation.