Neo-Nazi movement leader-vigilant jailed for 10 years
The criminal case was reviewed after the defense team’s complaint.
The Babushkinsky Court of Moscow sentenced the Restrukt neo-Nazi movement leader Maxim Martsinkevich nicknamed Tesak to 10 years in a strict regime colony. The convict’s lawyers appealed the first sentence issued in summer. Tesak was found guilty of extremism, hooliganism, causing grievous bodily harm, robbery, damage to another's property, REN-TV reports.
The Restrukt movement is known for searching for pedophiles, drug addicts, drug dealers and homosexuals on the Internet in order to conduct “educational conversations” with them and post their videos on the Internet as a warning to other potential victims. Martsinkevich was recognized as an extremist three times: in 2007, 2009 and 2014.
When the police began to detain the Restrukt members, the movement ceased to exist, but some of its participants created similar cells under different names.
Several new criminal cases against corrupt officials have been instituted in Dagestan. The high-ranked suspects include Abdulmedzhid Suleimanov, ex-Mayor of Izberbash; Amir Magomedov, ex-Head of the Izberbash Administration; Magomed Dzhelilov, Head of the Derbent District; and El’dar Karagishiev, Head of the Babayurt District. In the past, all of them were suspected of similar crimes – but somehow managed to get off the hook. The new arrests occur amid the anti-corruption campaign in the republican law enforcement structures. What are the true reasons behind the new wave of the personnel purge? Can the anti-corruption slogans conceal a fierce battle waged by local clans for redistribution of assets with the purpose to create a new ‘untouchable’ elite in Dagestan?