Remembering Dmitry – September 28th, 2020

The late Nobel laureate John Hume said that difference is the essence of humanity. Then why do we single out and sometimes bully those who stand out? Wayne O’Connor is a journalist with the Sunday Independent. He went to school in Killarney with the late Dmitry Hrynkevich who died five years ago after receiving multiple injuries to his head, face and neck. Last week, a man was found guilty of his manslaughter. Dmitry stood over 7 feet 5 inches in height and was often targeted because of this.