Moscow court returns criminal case against nationalist Martsinkevich to prosecutors
MOSCOW, March 1 (RAPSI) – The Babushkinsky District Court of Moscow has returned the criminal case against prominent Russian nationalist Maxim Martsinkevich to prosecutors, according to press-secretary of the court Ekaterina Syrchina.
Investigators believe that Martsinkevich, a.k.a. Tesak (Hatchet), and his supporters attacked people in 2012-2014 in Moscow using electro shockers, gas sprayers and metallic pipes, leaving several people traumatized and one person dead. These attacks were allegedly connected to a movement “Occupy-Narcofil’ay” organized by Martsinkevich against synthetic cannabis (a.k.a. spice) dealers.
Martisnkevich and nine other people are accused of extremism, inflicting grave harm androbbery.
Reasons for the return of this case were not specified.
Martsinkevich, one of the more well-known Russia nationalists, has a history of clashes with the law. In 2014 he was sentenced to five years in prison for publishing extremist content in the Internet.