The Mytishchi City Court of the Moscow Region closed the criminal case against the neo-Nazi Maxim Martsinkevich, known as Tesak. It is reported by "Kommersant".
According to the publication, the case was closed at the request of Martsinkevich's family in connection with his death, that is, on non-rehabilitating grounds. Previously, she categorically refused this option. Martsinkevich's father filed a petition to terminate the criminal prosecution. "Kommersant" writes that the neo-Nazi's relatives gave up trying to achieve justice after they were denied a posthumous trial with a jury, since "when the process was conducted by one judge, this was completely excluded."
Lawyer Aleksey Mikhalchik, who represents Martsinkevich's relatives, said that their decision was not connected with the actions of investigators, who had repeatedly offered to close the case of the deceased neo-Nazi. According to Mikhalchik, the relatives agreed to this, among other things, because it was inconvenient for them to attend court hearings.
In 2018, Martsinkevich was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a series of crimes, including murders motivated by ethnic hatred. On September 16, 2020, he was found dead in a cell in the Chelyabinsk pre-trial detention center. The investigation claims that it was a suicide, in connection with which they refused to investigate the case. Relatives of Martsinkevich claim that he was killed. In one of his suicide notes, the neo-Nazi claims that he slandered himself and his associates by telling investigators about the murders they committed.