In an interview to “Impuls” Newspaper, head of Gender and Progress Center Kamran Rzayev said, “I have known Sergey Strekalin for 15 years.
We met at a party. He can’t even harm a fly. It sounds unfathomable that he carried a knife with him and hurt someone. During the investigation Agil Khalil only said that he knew him. It doesn’t mean he belongs to a sexual minority. It is absurd to think something like that.”
Recall that in footage disseminated on Azerbaijani TV channels on 7 April 2008, a man named Sergei Strekalin claimed that has romantic relations with Khalil, and then stabbed the journalist as a result of a disagreement.