Maxim "The Cleaver" Martsinkevich, a Russian fascist who's spent months torturing gay men and uploading video of his attacks on the internet, has fled the country and is currently in Cuba.
Martsinkevich, who spent three years in prison for "inciting hatred" against minority groups, started his anti-gay crusade after he was released. The Russian government charged him with "humiliating human dignity" in November, but he fled to the Ukraine. The Russian police arrested him "in abstentia" and Interpol has put out an international warrant for his arrest.
Cuba recently passed legislation protecting gays and lesbians from discrimination and activists worldwide are watching to see how the Cuban government responds to his announcement that he plans to stay in the country. He does not currently have a visa.
Martsinkevich took to social media again to reveal that he was now in Cuba and wasn't planning to return to Russia. Voactiv translated his online announcement. It's after the break.
Attention! Official dispatch from Freedom Island (i.e. Cuba)!
NOW READ THIS
An offer regarding the investigation and trial.
The case against me is very unusual. There are no victims. No damages. The investigation was done by incompetents. The crimes were committed virtually. I was charged without being present. I was arrested in absentia.
Contrary to Interpol statutes, there has been an international arrest warrant issued in my name. I do not recognize my guilt. I am currently in Latin America and do not have the money to return to Russia.
Given the above and thinking logically, I ask the following:
To hold the questioning and trial in the open for the mass media to observe, with me being present via Skype. 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.
Sincerely, Maxim Martsinkevich