Friday, 30 April 2021 03:29

Burns death of homophobia victim shocks Latvia Featured

The death of a gay Latvian man this week after his clothes were soaked with fuel and lit on fire has shocked the country, with campaigners calling it a homophobic attack and accusing police of inaction.

Normunds Kindzulis, 29, a paramedic, sustained burns to 85% of his body in the early hours of April 23 and died of his injuries on Wednesday (28 April).

Normunds Kindzulis, a victim of the homophobic arson attack in Latvia last week, has succumbed to his injuries. Our deepest condolences to his partner and family, and to all our community in Latvia.