MOSCOW, May 21 (RAPSI) – The Moscow City Court on Monday overturned a 10-year prison sentence given to infamous Russian nationalist Maxim Martsinkevich for inciting hatred and ordered retrial, RAPSI correspondent reports from the courtroom.
The court also mitigated sentence for three associates of Martsinkevich, who are also defendants in this case. Dmitry Sheldyashev and Alexander Shankin are to spend 5 years and 10 months in a penal colony while Roman Maksimov is to spend 4 years and 10 months.
Last June, Moscow’s Babushkinsky District Court found Restruct movement leader Martsinkevich guilty of inciting hatred and enmity, hooliganism, robbery and property destruction. Ten members of the movement were sentenced to prison terms varying from 3 to 10 years.
According to case documents, under pretense of drug interdiction, the group attacked people in 2013-2014 in Moscow using electro shockers, gas sprayers and metallic pipes, leaving several people traumatized and one person dead.
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 on the Internet.
He has already been convicted of publishing online a video of staging an execution of a “Tajik drug dealer” and extremist statements. He has received 3.5 years in prison in two cases taken together.