By Gabrielle Provencher, Social Media Volunteer at WomanACT
On August 15th 2015, Galina Alexander was found dead in her Brampton apartment. According to the police, Galina had no vital sign upon their arrival but showed signs of trauma.
Her son, 23 years old, Hassan Salifu, a well-known Jiu-Jitsu competitor in the GTA, has been charged with second-degree murder. The mother and son just came back from a trip in Asia before the tragedy occurred. A family friend mentioned that the mother and son were excited about the trip to her mother’s native Kazakhstan. Friends of Hassan were shocked and surprised to hear about the news.
Special thanks to OAITH for putting together the Annual Femicide List. Since 1995 The Ontario Association of Interval and Transitional Housing began collecting the names of women, and their children, murdered by their intimate partners, as a way to remember victims, honour their lives and advocate for meaningful change.