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Wed Jul 25, 2018, 09:57 PM

Femen co-founder Oksana Shachko found dead in Paris flat

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Source: The Guardian

Oksana Shachko, one of the founders of the Femen feminist protest movement, has been found dead in her Paris apartment, the group has said.

The 31-year-old Ukrainian was found on Monday with a suicide note next to her body, according to Femen activists.

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Shachko was one of four feminist activists who founded Femen in Ukraine in 2008. Exiled in France since 2013, she had since left the group and was working as an artist.

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Their protests also challenged authoritarianism and racism, with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, a particular target, along with France’s far-right Front National party.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/24/femen-co-founder-oksana-shachko-found-dead-paris-flat



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LudwigPastorius Jul 2018 OP
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Response to LudwigPastorius (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2018, 10:03 PM

1. Very, very sad. Very, very suspicious.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 25, 2018, 10:05 PM

3. Yeah, I bet they'll find that she shot herself in the back of the head multiple times after...

taking a lethal dose of polonium.

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 25, 2018, 10:20 PM

5. She was very determined. I just do not get the fascination Putin holds for the GOP/NRA ...

The Russian government was involved.

Have you ever heard of this story?

Dispute Lingers in Hammer Death : Man Smashed 32 Times on Head; Police Insist It's Suicide
December 08, 1985|SHARON COHEN | Associated Press

http://articles.latimes.com/1986-04-03/news/mn-2660_1_hammer-blows

HOBART, Ind. — It has the makings of classic mystery: man found dead in basement, skull smashed and bloodied by 32 hammer blows. Police say it's suicide. Coroner insists it's murder.

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"It's probably the most bizarre case our department has investigated," said Police Chief Lawrence Juzwicki.

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Originally, police officers had thought that they were dealing with a homicide when, on April 6, Diane Cooley discovered her husband's body in a basement photo darkroom.

An autopsy showed that Cooley's skull had been fractured in two places. Ten of the 32 blows were severe enough to have knocked him senseless, Lake County Coroner Daniel Thomas concluded.

However, as police officers pursued their investigation, it did not square with murder, Juzwicki said. "The evidence we gathered supports the suicide finding."

What detectives found was a depressed man fighting cancer. What they did not find was a suspect or motive. No signs of struggle. No forced entry. Nothing missing. They consulted experts, who concluded Cooley probably killed himself.

Case closed. Suicide.

Thomas was outraged.

"It's a homicide, and we're not going to let it go by as a suicide," he declared. "This case is ludicrous. It's a laughing matter."

The wounds "were so massive there was no doubt," said Thomas, a surgeon for 21 years and coroner since 1983. His office investigated 110 killings last year. Three days after Cooley's death, Thomas ruled homicide. Cause: severe injuries to the brain.

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At the heart of the dispute is whether Cooley was inclined to kill himself and whether he could have hit himself 32 times with a claw hammer--hard enough to fracture his skull twice.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 25, 2018, 11:16 PM

7. Remember reporter Gary Webb?


He was famous for doing an expose on how the Contras and the CIA were involved in the crack cocaine trade in Los Angeles.

Two shots to the head with a .38. Ruled a suicide.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Webb

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 26, 2018, 12:21 AM

8. Yep. In the early eighties I ran into him three times around Akron/Cleveland socially ...

at a writers workshop in Akron and once more at restaurant in Akron and once in Cleveland at someones party. Spoke to him about the writers market and superficially about local stuff. Seemed like a good person. He was closer to another friend of mine and then I learned he'd gone off to California.

The suicide doesn't jibe with who I knew (and not really all that well), but he was also I thought a pretty sensitive/deep person.

My friend Tom, a comedy writer, had met pretty regularly with him over a period of a year or so around writing and the writers market. Anyone who would give that kind of time to a struggling writer like Tom was at that time had to be a decent person.

Remember this one? Happened right after I moved to Chicago:

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1997-01-09/news/9701080914_1_writer-pockets-manuscript

Mystery Writer Found Dead Wrote About Similar Scene
OTHER NEWS TO NOTE - MIDWEST
January 9, 1997

CHICAGO — Mystery writer Eugene Izzi, whose body was found hanging from his office window last month, wrote about a heroic escape from a similar predicament in an unpublished manuscript, a newspaper reported Wednesday. Citing police sources, the Chicago Tribune said computer discs in the 43-year-old writer's pockets held an 800-page manuscript containing tantalizing details that matched the scene of his death. His body was found Dec. 7 hanging from a rope outside the window of his high-rise downtown office. He was wearing a bulletproof vest and had a can of chemical Mace in his pockets.


It was listed as a suicide and a group of investigative reporters looked into it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Izzi

This is good little article:

https://www.historicmysteries.com/eugene-izzi/



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Response to marble falls (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 26, 2018, 01:09 AM

10. Interesting stuff.


Thanks for sharing your memories of Mr. Webb.

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2018, 10:04 PM

2. R.I.P. Ms. Shachko

After sincerely saying that, according to this link, suicides in russia decreased in 2016: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_in_Russia

On the other hand, suicide for putin's political enemies seems to be awfully high :/

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2018, 10:05 PM

4. Tragic and raises issues of foul play, saw news earlier today.

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Original post)

Wed Jul 25, 2018, 10:28 PM

6. Agree, there is something smelly here.

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2018, 12:24 AM

9. Very suspicious. Anyone who does anything anti-Putin ends up dead, it seems. nt

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Response to LudwigPastorius (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2018, 04:08 AM

11. Locking - dated Tue 24 Jul 2018 20.28 BST , so 30 hours old

well outside the LBN 12 hour limit. Please repost in GD. Thanks.

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