Investigative Committee opened a case on torture of children in the Sredneuralsky nunnery

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Investigators opened a case on torture of children in the Sredneuralsky nunnery. This is stated on October 6 in a message on the website of the Investigative Committee of Russia.

The case is being investigated under Part 2 of Article 117 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, Part 1 of Article 293 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“torture”, “negligence”).

According to the investigation, in the period from 2004 to 2019, currently unidentified persons, while on the territory of the monastery, deliberately, based on a false understanding of the upbringing process, caused physical and mental suffering to children. Seven children were beaten and humiliated, noted in the UK.

“Illegal actions against four children were committed during the period of residence of minors on the territory of the monastery without their legal representatives, which became possible due to the improper fulfillment by unidentified officials of the bodies and institutions of the system for preventing neglect and juvenile delinquency of their duties,” the department added.

In September, the Sverdlovsk Regional Court upheld the decision of the first instance court on the appointment of the defrocked and excommunicated founder of the Sredneuralsky Monastery Schema-monk Sergius (Nikolai Romanov) a fine of 18,000 rubles in the case of incitement to hatred.

At the end of May, the diocesan authorities banned him from serving because of calls not to observe the quarantine regime. In September, the defrocked schema monk was excommunicated by the court of the Yekaterinburg diocese.

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