Sep 17, 2020
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The body of the nationalist Tesak was found in the Chelyabinsk SIZO, the preliminary version is suicide

In Chelyabinsk, according to preliminary data, a well-known nationalist and ideologist of the informal international public movement "Restruct" Maxim Martsinkevich (Tesak), three times convicted of various crimes, committed suicide. The Investigative Committee is conducting a pre-investigation check into the suicide, Kommersant writes.

According to preliminary data, Tesak committed suicide in one of the cells of pre-trial detention center N3 in Chelyabinsk. His body was found in the morning by inmates, a note was left nearby, in which he said goodbye to his friends and wife. According to preliminary data, he died of blood loss, razor blades were found next to him. Doctors tried to reanimate Tesak, but to no avail, RIA Novosti reports.

According to the Telegram channel Baza, in his suicide note, Maxim Martsinkevich wrote that he did not want to cause trouble for the administration of SIZO-3 in Chelyabinsk. He asked to give his common-law wife, who lives in Yekaterinburg, a book about communism and his personal diary. The activist finished the note with the words "Forgive me".

On October 15, 2014, a criminal case was initiated against Martsinkevich on the grounds of crimes under Part 2 of Art. 167 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, part 2 of Art. 162 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, part 2 of Art. 213 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (robbery, robbery, hooliganism). On November 10, 2014, another case was initiated on the grounds of a crime under Part 1 of Art. 282 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (incitement to hatred or enmity). In December of the same year, all these cases were combined into one proceeding.

The Babushkinsky District Court found him guilty of causing grievous bodily harm, robbery, robbery, hooliganism and other crimes. Tesak and his associates attacked drug dealers, forcing them to confess to crimes on video.

At the same time, the Deputy Prosecutor General approved the indictment only on January 18, 2016. Preliminary hearings on the case took place in February 2016 at the Babushkinsky District Court, which returned the case due to errors to the Prosecutor General's Office. In July 2016, Tesak was presented with a new charge in a corrected case, which was again sent to the Prosecutor General's Office. He was tried again in court in October 2016, and the verdict was passed only on June 27, 2017. However, in the spring of 2018, the Moscow City Court overturned the sentence, sending the case for a new trial to the Babushkinsky District Court. On December 29, 2018, he again sentenced Tesak, and this time the Moscow City Court upheld this decision.

As a result of this case, Maxim Martsinkevich applied to the Moscow City Court with an administrative statement of claim to award compensation for violation of the right to criminal proceedings within a reasonable time in the amount of 800 thousand rubles. Demanding compensation, Tesak indicated that the period of the preliminary investigation in the case exceeded 31 months, the total period for the consideration of the criminal case was more than 23 months, but he was denied the claim.

Tesak was supposed to serve his last ten-year term in Karelia, but from there he was sent by escort to Krasnoyarsk, from there to Novosibirsk, and then through Chelyabinsk to Moscow, where he was supposed to be released. Taking into account the protracted investigation and courts, he actually served his sentence in a pre-trial detention center, but his term was never recounted.

Lawyer Alexei Mikhalchik, who defended the nationalist, said that Tesak simply did not have time to go to court with a corresponding statement. According to the defender, during the stage in Krasnoyarsk, the nationalist ended up in the so-called press-hut, where he was forced to write a confession about committing grave crimes, including murders. In Moscow, the TFR was supposed to conduct a pre-investigation check of this data.

The lawyers who defended Tesak at various times do not believe that he could have died voluntarily, and said that they would seek a full investigation of the incident. At the same time, one of them recalled that earlier Maksim Martsinkevich had already opened his veins in protest.

In addition, users found a post by Martsinkevich in the social network "Vkontakte" dated 2014. Cleaver wrote that he was soon going to "serve the top five for homophobia" and was not going to commit suicide. "If I suddenly open my veins, hang myself or die of heart failure, then they helped me. I am absolutely healthy and have no suicidal thoughts. And if I suddenly" voluntarily "decide to testify or confess something, then torture in Russia is not canceled, "he writes.

Martsinkevich's lawyer told TV channel 360 that his client was serving a sentence in Krasnoyarsk and wrote a confession in March or April this year. "It is very strange when a person, having been at liberty for so long and in places of detention, suddenly writes a confession. As I was just told, [явка касалась] crimes in 1999, when he was 15 years old, "- said the lawyer. By video link Tesak told the lawyer that his delivery to Krasnoyarsk was planned.

“I think we could have helped. A lawyer from Krasnoyarsk said that he cheered up a little. I don’t think he would give up right now. […] As far as I understand, some kind of torture was most likely used there, since he said that he was ill and was taken to the hospital several times. As human rights activists and prisoners told me, now they can leave no traces, "the lawyer said.

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