And the hits just keep on coming out of Russia.
The movement, which targeted and bashed gay men who Martsinkevich and his ilk claimed were trying to meet underage teens for sex, caught the eye of authorities after a video of one of the crimes got worldwide attention. Gay former X-Factor UK contestant Alexander Bohun was also terrorized in another video that recently came to light.
Voactiv has been following Martsinkevich via his various social media accounts, and is reporting that he’s been in Cuba since around December 10. Since Russians are only allowed to stay in Cuba without a visa for 30 days, his time may be running out.
Though Martsinkevich is a wanted criminal, he has an interesting idea of how he’d like to serve his time. Voactiv has translated a blog post on his site, where he shares the following about his situation:
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.
We’re not sure how a “virtual prison sentence” would work, but perhaps this violent criminal isn’t the person who it should be tested out on.
Hopefully the LGBT community in Cuba is on high alert that this thug is in their midst, finds him, and boots him right back to Russia where he can serve his sentence behind bars. Real ones.