The Prosecutor General's Office transferred the case of the deceased neo-Nazi Maxim Martsinkevich (Tesak) and his associates to the Mytishchi City Court. This is reported by Kommersant with reference to lawyer Alexei Mikhalchik, representing the interests of the Martsinkevich family.
Mikhalchik explains the transfer of the case from the Moscow Regional Court to the Mytishchi City Court by the fact that the statute of limitations has expired for all crimes – they were committed in 2003-2007. Now the case will be considered by six, not eight jurors. Due to the statute of limitations, the defendants do not face life imprisonment.
Tesak and his six associates – Semyon Tokmakov, Pavel Khrulev, Alexei Gudilin, Alexander Lysenkov, Andrey Kyle and Maxim Khotulev – are accused of murdering two or more persons, committed with particular cruelty motivated by ethnic hatred (Part 2 of Article 105 of the Criminal Code).
According to investigators, in the fall of 2003, Martsinkevich and other defendants who were part of a neo-Nazi group led by Tokmakov killed two people in the Smolensk region, and in December of the same year, two more people in the Sergiev Posad district of the Moscow region. After that, according to the Investigative Committee, the defendants sent appeals about intolerance towards foreigners to the embassies of several states.
In addition, according to investigators, in 2007 Martsinkevich, Marshakov, Korotkikh and Aristarkhov killed a native of Dagestan and an unidentified man in the Losiny Ostrov park, and then published the video on the Internet. We can talk about the video “Execution of a Tajik and a Dag”.
Martsinkevich continues to be among the accused, as his father refused to dismiss the case after the death of a nationalist. The relatives of the deceased hope to get an explanation of the circumstances of Martsinkevich's death during the trial.
“There can be no suicide on my part”. The life and death of Tesak, the most famous Russian ultra-right
The parents of the nationalist do not believe in his suicide in the Chelyabinsk pre-trial detention center. Martsinkevich was found dead in September 2020 during a stage from Krasnoyarsk to Moscow. According to the UK, it was a suicide.
The investigators claimed that before his death, Tesak confessed to being involved in two double murders and spoke about the burial place, which, according to the investigators, was “a very serious motive for taking his own life “. In the third of the discovered suicide notes, Martsinkevich retracted this testimony.
The Investigative Committee refused to open a case on the death of a neo-Nazi in a Chelyabinsk pre-trial detention center. The court in three instances recognized this decision as illegal.
In 2018, Martsinkevich received 10 years in prison in the case of the far-right Restrukt movement.