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Russian nationalist released from Minsk remand prison

February 24, 2013, 22:25 UTC+3

The ultra-right activist should appear in police on demand

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MINSK, February 24 (Itar-Tass) – Russian nationalist Maxim Martsinkevich nicknamed Tesak (Hatchet) was released from a remand prison in Minsk on Sunday.

The ultra-right activist should appear in police on demand.

According to the Belarussian Investigative Committee, Martsinkevich should turn up on investigators’ demand. Moreover, the suspect promised not to leave Belarus until the investigation is over.

Martsinkevich is suspected of hooliganism with the use of arms. He may face up to seven years in prison. No charges have been brought against him yet.

The Russian nationalist was detained in Minsk on February 14 after a brawl with three Belarussian anti-fascist activists.

Maxim Martsinkevich is a leader of ultra-radical organizations. Earlier he served prison sentences on charges of national and racial hatred.


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