Lawyer Chekman announced that the sentence against the governor of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra was unlawful 23:39

Lawyer Nikita Chekman said after the court session that the decision to arrest the governor of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, Metropolitan Pavel due to his illness, was illegal, the Orthodox Journalists’ Union Telegram channel reported.

According to the lawyer, it was stated that the cleric had diabetes and that his arrest would be an attempt on his life.

Chekman also said that the decision of detention in the metropolitan area, with the possibility of the prosecutor paying a bail of 60 million hryvnia ($ 1.64 million), violated the right to freedom of religion.

The Metropolitan is accused of “inciting inter-religious hatred” and “justifying the armed aggression of the Russian Federation.” On July 14, the Solomensky District Court in Kiev granted the request of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and changed the restraining order from house arrest to detention with the possibility of release on bail of 33 million hryvnia (more than 900 thousand dollars). ).

the metropolitan itself declarationHe said the judge made the decision under duress and had neither the money nor any property to pay the bail.

At the end of March, the authorities terminated the lease for the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) and demanded that the monks leave the monastery, but they refused to comply.

On April 1, the SBU blamed the Lavra governor-general and they opted for a preventive measure in the form of round-the-clock house arrest for 60 days, which was extended several times.

Former Ukrainian authorities emerging plans to the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra.

Source: Gazeta


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