Neo-Nazi movement leader jailed for 10 years in strict regime colony

Neo-Nazi movement leader jailed for 10 years in strict regime colony
Maxim Martsinkevich Photo: Petr Kassin / Kommersant

Leader of the Restrukt movement Maxim Martsinkevich is accused of hate speech and hooliganism⁠.

The Babushkinsky District Court of the capital sentenced leader of the Restrukt informal movement Maxim Martsinkevich, aka Tesak, to 10 years in a strict-regime colony on Tuesday, June 27.

It is noteworthy that the state prosecution asked 11.5 years of imprisonment under Article 282 (Incitement National Hatred or Enmity). This is due to the autobiographical book Restrukt, which in 2014 was recognized as extremist by the decision of the Chertanovskiy District Court of Moscow.

The rest of the defendants of the case, as well as participants in the informal movement, are charged under Article 162 (Armed Robbery), Article 167 (Deliberate Destruction or Damage to Property), Article 213 (Hooliganism), Article 161 (Robbery), Article 111 (Causing Serious Harm to Health, including entailing death of a person) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.

According to the investigation, during 2013-2014 they committed at least nine attacks on sellers of prohibited smoking mixtures. As stated in the case, the accused, appearing as buyers, were written off with the merchants through the Internet and appointed meetings. And when the sellers came, they were beaten, money and phones were seized. At the same time, taking advantage of the fact that the meetings were appointed in low-lying places, the defendants, according to investigators, filmed the merchants on the camera, forcing them to confess to crimes, and then uploaded these videos on the Internet.

As the CrimeRussia previously wrote, Martsinkevich finished serving his term under another criminal case on inciting ethnic hatred in November 2016. Then the court mitigated his punishment from five years of imprisonment to two years and 10 months for the publication of three xenophobic commercials in the social network.

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