Twenty four-year-old Dimitri Bogitch, who was one of the leaders of a neo-Nazi gang active in Petah Tikva and Tel Aviv, was indicted Sunday – three years after fleeing Israel.
Bogtich was arrested at the beginning of the month and charged Sunday morning by the Central District Prosecution on eight accounts of racially motivated aggravated assault, conspiracy to commit a crime, public hostility, incitement to racism, possession of racist publications and more.
Between 2005 and 2007, Bogitch headed numerous acts of vandalism and assault against minority groups in Petah Tikva and Tel Aviv.
After fleeing Israel in 2007, an international arrest warrant was issued against Bogitch, who according to estimates escaped to Russia, and was later deported to Kirgizstan, which extradited him to Israel.
Wasn't able to evade justice. Bogitch in court (Photo: Ofer Amram)
The other gang members were arrested by the police, which found in their possession different neo-Nazi paraphernalia. Some of the suspects even had tattoos of slogans and symbols associated with the Third Reich.
According to the prosecution, the gang members would document their assaults and maintained contact with other neo-Nazi cells operating across the world.
Aside from Bogitch, who was considered the gang leader, all eight members were convicted and are currently serving their prison sentences.
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