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Russian Opposition Activist Kills Himself In The Netherlands

Aleksandr Dolmatov left Russia in JuneAleksandr Dolmatov left Russia in June
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Aleksandr Dolmatov left Russia in June
Aleksandr Dolmatov left Russia in June
According to Russian media reports, a Russian opposition activist has taken his life in the Netherlands after being denied asylum in that country.

Interfax says a spokeswoman for the Russian Embassy in the Netherlands confirmed Aleksandr Dolmatov committed suicide "at a refugee facility" but could not provide details.

There has been no official confirmation from Dutch police.

The Other Russia opposition party of which Dolmatov was a member also reported his death and said he had been denied asylum in the Netherlands.

Dolmatov, a designer at a Russian defense firm, had been arrested during a mass opposition demonstration in Moscow in May, but was released.

The protest led to clashes between demonstrators and police.

Dolmatov left Russia in June after police raided his Moscow apartment.
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by: jo m2m from: Amsterdam, Holland
January 17, 2013 20:49
Aleksandr Dolmatov killed himself in the detention center for undocumented migrants located at Rotterdam Airport, including those who have been denied asylum. They are detained under administrative law in order to be deported. This regime has been criticized by Amnesty International and others for being unnecessary harsh. Most inmates cannot be deported and are released after max. 18 months and then have to live on the street without any assistance. Hundreds of refugees-on-the-street have organized protest camps to demand a normal life, More at FB Wij ZijnHier

by: Eugenio from: Vienna
January 18, 2013 07:26
Welcome to Europe, Mr. Dolmatov! I guess, the guy had just spent too much time "informing" himslef on the "beautiful life" here in this "free" Europe from such sources as RFE/RL. So, logically, he probably thought that upon his arrival to the Schiphol airport in the NL he was going to be greeted with flowers and was going to get a two-bedroom appt in the Red LIght district in Amsterdam for free.
The European reality is somewhat different (I used to work in one of those facility for refugees and thus know the conditions there pretty well): those who come here loking for political asylum are put here in Vienna in five-story buildings (something similar to student housing maybe) where they live in pretty small rooms 3-4-5 people sharing one room.
Here in Austria those potential refugees get something like 5 euros per day from the govt, so given the price level here, this is a pretty tight budget.
Given the latter, many of those potential refugees are forced to engage in such activities as selling drugs on the streets and things like that to earn an extra euro. Which contributes to the "positive atmosphere" in the facilities they live in.
So, one can very easily imagine that the guy pictured above - who probably was used to living in his own appt (or that of his parents) in Moscow - was unpleasantly surprised when he arrived to Schiphol and found himself put in such a facility and sharing a small room with other refugees, coming from Algeria, Somalia, Afghanistan and Equatorial Guinea.
So, guys, please do continue reading the RFE/RL - they, as usual, will tell you truth, only truth and nothing but the truth about this "beautiful life" in this "free" Europe.
Cheers from Vienna!
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by: Mick 88 from: Russia
January 19, 2013 12:20
Eugenio, I don`t know who are you..but you`ve done some mistakes. You have not a slightest idea of Russians on the one hand and the putin`s regieme on the other. Who did tell you that Dolmatov had been lookin` for - "beautiful life" !?....May be, He himself?! Idiots only may compare Russians (Russkie) with those from Algeria, Somalia, Afghanistan and Equatorial Guinea and etc. Be sure Dolmatov had conveniences enough to live comfortably in Moskow. He had done the vary bad mistake - he had believed European democracy. He couldn`t stand the deceiving, Dolmatov was white, christian and well educated, he needed protection but not "two-bedroom appt in the Red LIght district"...but now he is dead because of NL govt. Me and guys like me will never forget it.
I`m really glad that NL and "free" europe generally is invaded with new citizens from Algeria, Somalia, Afghanistan and Equatorial Guinea,Iran, and God knows where from and staff like you gives them refugee status.
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by: Eugenio from: Vienna
January 19, 2013 14:19
You are saying: "You have not a slightest idea of Russians on the one hand and the putin`s regieme on the other". Oh, no, Mick88, you are completely wrong: we all keep reading RFE/RL "articles" on Russia and, therefore, have a very good idea of the Putin's regime :-)).
As far as your belief in the "European democracy" is concerned: dude, wake up!!! What democracy???
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by: Mick 88 from: Russia
January 20, 2013 19:12
Well, thank you for an answer full of passion....I`ll be frank with you. The life of couple russian bears in the nearest forest and their political views DO interest me much more than "European democracy" , African democracy, all democraсies included alien`s one :-)).

by: American Troll
January 18, 2013 10:46
Heaven, hell, or back to Russia. Would anyone else make a different choice? Yeah, that's what I thought.

by: Alex from: LA
January 18, 2013 10:56
This smells like FSB operation. Don't trust any CIA like agencies.

by: Tom from: Delta
January 18, 2013 17:14
It is extremely sad that someone feels so cornered that his only way out is to kill himself (or maybe he was murdered?). Poor man probably choose certainty of death over torture.

by: Ginette from: USA
January 19, 2013 04:46
He should have gone to France. Fair trade for Depardieu.
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by: Eugenio from: Vienna
January 19, 2013 14:23
Aha, just as I was saying: talented people like Depardieu (and many others) are leaving Europe in order to go and work in emerging countries, such as Brasil, Russia, Angola etc, while all sorts of idiots are leaving Russia and go to Europe - just to discover that the latter is not what they thought it was.

by: peter from: ottawa
January 19, 2013 15:18
Death or dictatorship . Live free or die. He chose death

by: Ed from: US
January 20, 2013 03:19
Killed himself, did he? Just like Alexander Litvinenko...right?
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by: Alex from: Russia
January 20, 2013 19:03
Wrong, pal. Litvinenko was killed by BAB's thugs."That's we all say";))

by: Eugenio from: Vienna
January 28, 2013 19:12
By the way, going back to the suicide of Aleksandr Dolmatov in the NL: One Russian newspaper claims to have obtained his last message, in which he says that his "last years of life were stupid and useless", "full of drugs and pervertion". No woder...
Source: http://www.gazeta.ru/politics/2013/01/28_a_4944453.shtml
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by: Jack from: US
January 28, 2013 19:42
No woder? Do you mean "no water"? Like he was thirsty for the truth?
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by: Jack from: US
January 28, 2013 19:46
one has to wonder if Dolmatov's last message was sent by him or by some NATO minion after they murdered him. Look, who profited most from Dolmatov's death? NATO minions did. First, they avoided having another "dissident" loser bankrupting even more their bankrupt welfare system, and second they enjoyed propaganda boon by demonstrating how evil Putin is, so evil in fact, that losers are fleeing Russia to die in immigration detention centers rather than having to pay $15 in fines to Russian police

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