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Leader of Russian Vigilante Group That Tortured Gays Gets Reduced Prison Sentence: VIDEO

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Maxim Sergeyevich Martsinkevich, the leader of the virulently anti-gay Russian group "Occupy Paedophilia", who was previously sentenced by a Russian court to five years in a penal colony for acts of extremism has received a reduced sentence, according to BuzzFeed:

In August, a Russian court found Martsinkevich, who goes by the name Tesak, or “Machete,” guilty — not of attacking gay men, but of inciting ethnic and religious hatred for his statements about a Moscow race riot. The court sentenced him to five years in a labor camp. Today’s ruling reduces that time to just under three years.

Russian media reported that Martsinkevich’s sentence was adjusted on appeal because his crime of making extremist statements did not result in casualties. He previously served three and a half years under a prior conviction for extremism.

Martsinkevich had previously fled Russia to avoid prosecution, taking refuge in Cuba. However, he soon returned to Russia and was quickly arrested. Martsinkevich's anti-gay actions have been replicated by others in Russia, increasing the danger posed to LGBT Russians. 

Martsinkevich and "Occupy Paedophilia" became notorious for luring gay men and teens to meet them under the pretense of a sexual rendezvous only to torture them and post degrading videos of the attacks on social media.

Watch a disturbing and graphic report on Martsinkevich and his anti-gay group, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Leader of Russian Vigilante Group That Tortured Gays Sentenced To Five Years In Penal Colony: VIDEO

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Maxim Sergeyevich Martsinkevich, the leader of the virulently homophobic Russian vigilante group Occupy Pedophilia has been sentenced to five years in a penal colony, reports LGBTQ Nation.

Martsinkevich rose to international attention in 2013 when Occupy Pedophilia began posting videos documenting a campaign of violent attacks on gay men who had been lured to meetings using the social network VK.com.

In many of the videos, Martsinkevich is seen forcibly shaving victims’ heads, pouring urine on victims and forcing them to perform sex acts with objects.

The group claimed that the men they attacked were seeking to have sex with boys.

Amid international outrage, the prosecutor’s office in what was then Sevastopol, Ukraine sought to arrest Martsinkevich for crimes against a young male adult citizen of Ukraine. Martsinkevich fled to Cuba last December but was arrested and extradited for breaking Cuban immigration law in January.

Nine other members of the group are currently awaiting trial for allegedly “committing crimes under several articles of the Criminal Code,” including organization of an extremist community and membership in an extremist community, beatings and other acts of violence, the threat of murder and causing grievous bodily harm, intentional infliction of moderate bodily harm, torture and robbery.”

Martsinkevich was convicted of inciting and fomenting cases of extremism by posting videos on VK.com that contained racial slurs and extremist opinions on Russia’s state of the union. However, videos containing anti-gay statements and homophobic abuse were not included in the case.

Watch a disturbing BBC report on Occupy Pedophilia, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Britain's Channel 4 to Broadcast 'Hunted' Special Exposing Anti-Gay Russian Vigilante Groups: VIDEO

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The disgusting torture and harassment of gays in Russia will be revealed to a wider audience this week as Britain's Channel 4 broadcasts Hunted, a documentary exposing the work of anti-gay groups Parents of Russia and Occupy Paedophilia, the Guardian reports:

"We filmed these groups with their knowledge, and what I found shocking afterwards was that only a few asked to have their faces disguised. They all believe they are doing the right thing," said Liz Mackean, the investigative journalist who travelled to Russia to make the film for C4.

"Occupy Paedophilia has groups in more than 30 cities. They operate with impunity and under the cover of the remarks [Vladimir] Putin has made suggesting that children are at risk from homosexuals," Mackean added. The film shows the gangs using the internet to lure potential victims to meetings, before threatening violence to force confessions or humiliating acts. One victim is persuaded to dance and is filmed for the internet.

"Occupy Paedophilia deliberately blurs the lines between paedophilia and homosexuality," said Tom Porter, commissioning editor of the documentary. "During one of the filmed incidents of humiliation, the group asked our cameraman and director, Ben Steele, to stop filming, but he continued partly because he was concerned that if he stopped there would be violence."

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Leader of Russian Vigilante Group That Tortures Gay Teens is Back in Russia and Under Arrest

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Maxim Martsinkevich, the leader of the homophobic vigilante group "Occupy Paedophilia" that has lured and tortured a number of gay teens in Russia, was recently arrested in Cuba on an international warrant.

LGBTQ Nation reports that Martsinkevich, also known as Tesak or machete, has been transported to Russia and is under arrest:

A spokesperson for the Russian Federal Security services told LGBTQ Nation that Maxim Sergeyevich Martsinkevich, also known by his street nickname “Tesak” (or, the “Cleaver”) arrived at the Russian capital’s Sheremetyevo Airport after a direct flight from Havana, and was immediately detained by Russian law enforcement.

Martsinkevich had been formally charged and arrested in absentia on Dec. 13, 2013, by Moscow’s Kuntsevskiy court.

He is being held on charges of committing a crime under Art. 282 of the Russian Criminal Code – incitement of hatred or enmity and human dignity with violence – in connection with videos that his anti-gay Russian group “Occupy Pedophilia” had posted online.

Martsinkevich faces a possible sentence of 3 to 5 years in prison depending on the outcome of the trial.


Leader of Russian Vigilante Group That Tortures Gay Teens Arrested in Cuba: VIDEO

MartsinkevichMaxim Martsinkevich, the leader of the homophobic vigilante group "Occupy Paedophilia" that has lured and tortured a number of gay teens in Russia before posting its exploits to social media, has been on the lam for several months now.

Martsinkevich most recently turned up in Cuba, and now RIA Novosti reports that he has been arrested on an international warrant:

More widely known under his nickname of Tesak, or machete, Martsinkevich was arrested in absentia by a Russian court last month on extremism charges.

Martsinkevich said during a January 8 interview that the criminal charges against him were orchestrated by Russia’s “pedo-lobby,” and that he did not intend to return to Russia, according to Russian tabloid Life News that has close links to the security services...

In a January 9 post on his website, Martsinkevich wrote that he had flown to Cuba from the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, via the German city of Frankfurt...

The violent and dangerous exploits of Martsinkevich and "Occupy Pedophilia" and similar vigilante groups finally hit the mainstream media yesterday in a new must-watch CNN segment produced before Martsinkevich's arrest.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Maxim Martsinkevich, Leader of Russian Vigilante Group That Tortures Gay Teens, Has Fled to Cuba

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Maxim Martsinkevich, the leader of the homophobic vigilante group "Occupy Paedophilia" that has lured and tortured a number of gay teens in Russia before posting its exploits to social media, has been on the lam for several months now, and Vocativ reports that he has turned up in Cuba:

Maxim, also known as “Tesak” (Russian for cleaver), bounced to Ukraine first, and is now in Cuba. Russian news site Life News ran an interview with him Wednesday.

According to posts on Martsinkevich’s VKontakte social networking page, he was in Cuba as early as December 10. According to the visa agreement between Russia and Cuba, Russians are allowed to stay without a visa for 30 days. That means he either needs to get a visa now, stay illegally or leave. And he says he doesn’t have the money to fly home.

In a post on his blog today, he talks about flying from Kiev to Havana via Frankfurt, and expounds on the lack of virtues of the German airport. Martsinkevich does not find German women attractive. He says nothing about his visa situation or future travel plans.

Martsinkevich posted a plea to supporters via his blog asking them to petition the Russian government to hold his questioning and trial via Skype. He also suggested a novel and laughable form of punishment:

"In case of conviction, I offer to serve the prison term virtually, by placing an avatar behind bars for the amount of time designated by the court. That would be fair and just, and would help bring about legal innovation. If you agree, repost this message."

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