A new video [warning: graphic content] making its way around the internets shows Russian neo-Nazis apparently up to their old tricks — you know, the tricks that involve luring unsuspecting young gay men for the purpose of torturing and humiliating them — also known as the Occupy Pedophilia movement. This time their victim is a 20-year-old South African student identified as David Smith.
According to BuzzFeed, the skinheads claimed they posed as a 15-year-old boy to lure Smith to the city of Belgorod, near Russia’s border with Ukraine. In the 33-minute video, posted to the Russian social media site VK by the group Occupy Belgorod, the thugs are seen taunting Smith, asking him if he wants to have sex with a cat, shaving his head, smashing a watermelon in his face and forcing him to perform fellatio on a beer bottle.
Smith later filed a complaint with the police, but Occupy Belgorod claim their victim was expelled from Shukhov State Technological University as a result. Independent Online is reporting that a South African lawyer is now calling for an investigation into the incident.
Pretoria lawyer Coenraad Kukkuk blames the Russian government’s anti-gay propaganda law, which bans the promotion of “non-traditional sexual relationships” among minors, for the attack — saying it “gives a license to all these criminal gangs and thugs to have carte blanche to do what they want.”
Kukkuk also dismisses the pedophilia angle, claiming it as a “thinly veiled smokescreen for homophobic attacks.” In addition to a travel warning for all South Africans, Kukkuk is also calling for a South African boycott of the Olympics.