Maxim Martsinkevich, the year-old Neo-Nazi founder of Occupy Pedophilia, a Russian vigilante group that tortured suspected gay teenagers on video, has reportedly committed suicide while serving a year prison sentence in Siberia for an unrelated violent offense, according to the Moscow Times. Martsinkevich—the founder of a Russian Neo-Nazi group called Format 18 18 being an alphanumeric code representing the first and eighth letters of the alphabet, "A" and "H" for Adolf Hitler —had been arrested, convicted and imprisoned three times previous to his most recent incarceration, each time for inciting ethnic hatred in public or through his online videos. Through Format 18, he allegedly arranged the production and sale of videos showing immigrants being tortured. In , Martsinkevich became infamous amongst the Western LGBTQ community for his videos associated with Occupy Pedophilia , his group that used social media to lure gay men with promises of sex only to record their humiliated and physical torment on camera. In one video, Martsinkevich brandished a two-pronged fork towards a young man's eye and told him that he could either lose his eye or be sodomized with the fork. Martsinkevich's group claimed to have tortured over 1, men.
Neo-Nazi Who Tortured Gay People in Viral Videos Dies in Prison of Suicide
Despite a number of charitable campaigns and viral news stories designed to raise awareness and spark resistance, as well as political pressure abroad, Russia continues to allow shocking human rights violations against LGBTs or anyone merely perceived to be LGBT. Below are some of the most horrific instances of anti-gay enforcement in action. None of the aggressors below have or will ever be charged with a crime. Gay activist Kirill Kalugin was attacked and punched by a group of paratroopers last August while standing in St. In the video above, Bohun has his head shaved, is forced to suck on a dildo and drink a cup of urine. Members of the feminist punk rock protest group Pussy Riot were immediately beaten, whipped and pepper sprayed after staging an impromptu protest of Russian anti-gay legislation outside an Olympic venue in Sochi this February.
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Handcuffed and helpless, Yevgeny Makarov is held face down on a desk as more than a dozen prison officers take it in turn to beat him. The assault took place more than a year ago at Prison Number One in Yaroslavl, km miles north of Moscow. The victim's complaint was rejected at the time; an investigator concluded staff had used "appropriate" force. Now this explosive evidence has been published by a newspaper, shocking Russians and prompting demands for justice. Tatyana says she hasn't slept properly since witnessing her son's suffering.