Omsk: former policeman and possible xenophobes gang leader accused of killing put on wanted list

Omsk: former policeman and possible xenophobes gang leader accused of killing put on wanted list
Nikita Fedonenko and Vaga Zalibekyan.

Until recently, the former security official was under house arrest.

In Omsk, Nikita Fedonenko, 22, who had previously worked for the Traffic Police and was accused of murder on the grounds of national hatred, did not appear on the summons and ran away from house arrest. The defendant was placed on the wanted list, the legal information center Sova reports. During the relevant searches at Fedonenko’s place, paraphernalia similar to the one used by skinheads was found.

According to the investigators, Fedonenko led a group which included Alexander Bezborodov, Alexander Lanbin and Regina Mikulicheva, with whom he attacked non-Slavic people. As a result of one of these attacks, Armenian-born Vaga Zalibekyan, 32, died in hospital. The xenophobes injured five other people. Mikulicheva, 17, met them on the Internet, made an appointment to meet in deserted places where her accomplices attacked the men.

Fedonenko was detained on October 23, 2016. In September 2018, Mikulicheva stopped going to court. She was placed on the wanted list and later detained in Voronezh.

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