Vice-speaker of the state Duma Igor Lebedev has declared, that refuses to apologize for his statements about the girl-the invalid, in his opinion, he was not offended, but simply “expressed his opinion”, reports RIA Novosti.
Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the VI and VII convocation Igor Lebedev in correspondence with the ex-Senator Alexander Torshin said: “Why are these children allowed to be born, it’s Martyr, not life ?!”
He was commenting on a video in which a disabled girl named Lilya eats using his feet.
Lebedev’s statement was severely criticised, including by the Deputy of the state Duma Sergei Boyarsky, who called such a stance “disgusting”.
In comments to RIA Novosti Lebedev said that he sees no sense in the question about the apology, as it “did not offend anyone, especially this girl.” The head of the state Duma Commission on the ethics of Otari Arshba refused to comment on the conduct of Deputy speaker.