What children’s writer from Cherkasy accused of inciting religious hatred

За что детского писателя из Черкасс обвиняют в разжигании религиозной розни

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The Dnieper district court of Cherkasy decided to appoint a forensic linguistic examination of the works, the authorship of which is suspected writer and storyteller from Cherkasy Oleg Slepynin.

These are the four journalistic articles. “Country” quotes from them.
According to the court the following quotes fall under the following charges:
– inciting religious enmity and hatred;
– insult of religious feelings of citizens;
– the expression of ideas and beliefs that undermine confidence and respect for a particular religion, is sown between people of different religious faiths mutual distrust, develop alienation, suspicion, resulting in the sustained hostility;
– expressions that are essentially aimed at humiliation, insult, ie show the inferiority of the limitations of people of a particular religious belief, the indirect infringement of the rights of citizens in any sphere of activities depending on religious beliefs, etc., the imposition of conditional thought (sic) about the benefit of a particular religious denomination.

Despite the fact that the above questions are assigned to experts only to find out in advance the court determined that (quoted verbatim) “there is enough evidence that she has committed a criminal offence, to ascertain the circumstances which shall be evidence of the necessary expertise”. Sounds exactly like the rationale for carrying out is judicial-linguistic examination in “whale”, signed by the judge V. G. Kucherenko.

За что детского писателя из Черкасс обвиняют в разжигании религиозной розни

Previously, “Country” interviewed the writer, after the SBU and the interior Ministry held March 13, it search. “Operatives of the intelligence service established that a resident of Cherkasy, a native of Russia, member of Union of Russian writers, made by order of the curators, the materials that were judged and negatively evaluated the establishment of the Local Church of Ukraine and the receipt of the decision on granting Thomas – confirmed in the SBU. – These materials he distributed on the Russian Internet resources”.This is the first case where the SBU found a crime to publicly expressed negative attitude to the creation of ptsu.
Oleg Slepynin faces up to 5 years under part 1 of article 161 of the criminal code. The article States: “Deliberate acts aimed at inciting national, racial or religious enmity and hatred, on humiliation of national honour and dignity or insult the feelings of citizens in connection with their religious beliefs, as well as direct or indirect restriction of rights or establishing direct or indirect privileges of citizens on grounds of… religious belief… shall be punishable by a penalty to fifty free minima of the income of citizens or corrective works for the term up to two years, or restraint of liberty for a term up to five years…”.

For the first time in thousands of years
As you can see, the article of the Criminal code incriminated to author and journalist “the expression of ideas and beliefs that undermine confidence and respect for a particular religion, is sown between people of different religious faiths mutual distrust, develop alienation, suspicion, resulting in the sustained hostility”. Otherwise, “undermining trust and respect for a particular religion” could include, say, simple message that the head of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church rides a very expensive car model “Mercedes” a representation class.

За что детского писателя из Черкасс обвиняют в разжигании религиозной розни

“Alienation and suspicion” may cause the message about the capture of the supporters of the DNC temple of the UOC. But if this information is true, it is unlikely it will be a cause for criminal prosecution of the reporter.

Well, “the planting of the conventional thoughts about the advantage of particular religious denominations,” for the past several millennia doing all the monotheistic religions and denominations who claim that only they are the path to salvation.

Finally “to infringe upon the rights of citizens in any sphere of activities depending on religious belief”, the writer is simply not able, because it does not regulate any activity, other than his own.

Thus, by law, to the author, the following materials can be referred only two of the mentioned judge Kucherenko the suspicions of inciting religious hatred and insulting religious feelings.

“Inciting” itemized
The first in the “whale” referred to the article “confession and Amnesty“. In addition to the well-known facts related to the creation of ptsu, expressed the following value judgments: “Bartholomew “legalized” Union dissenters – of anathemata and self-consecrated ones without their repentance before the Mother Church and called this muddy group ptsu”. However, here also there is a listing of facts.
As you know, former Locum Tenens of the Moscow throne in Kiev Exarch of the Moscow Patriarchate Filaret tried to divide the Moscow Patriarchate, announced the creation of the “Kyiv Patriarchate”.
Also undisputed is the fact that the pronouncement of anathema Philaret and his followers in 1997, till the 2018 and agreed Patriarch Bartholomew.
It is well known that in 1919 the leaders of the newly formed USSR, “the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church” “weswatini” themselves – none of the canonical bishops in the ritual was not involved. Hence the historical term of a century ago the “self-consecrated ones”.
Moreover, from the point of view of a supporter of the DNC, these facts can be interpreted positively! After Filaret tried to split the “occupation of the Moscow Church”, and anathema betrayed him “enemies of Ukraine”.

To insult the religious feelings of the supporters of the DNC, maybe, except that the epithet “troubled group”. But the concept of “grouping” in the Russian language does not always carry negative connotation. As “muddy,” which can mean “unclear” (not quite clear from what part).

Experts may be interested in the following passage of the article: “now, Uniates and schismatics of all stripes, who for centuries fought the Orthodox Cossacks, perverts, politicians, catching fish in muddy water, criminals of all types, they all rejoice “Tomos”. The bottom, the enemies of the Church and people far from the Church present a United front.”
In this case, the Uniates is one of the primordial self of the UGCC. “The Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church” it became officially known only in the late 1980-ies. And Zaporozhie Cossacks did indeed see the Union as an enemy of Orthodoxy (enough to read by M. Hrushevsky).
The pervert is the author calls mentioned above in the article Oleg Lyashko, who indeed, confessed to involvement in sexual misconduct.
“Politician, catching fish in troubled water” the author refers to those present at the solemn meeting, “Thomas” leader of the organization C14 E. Carp. But in this case, it’s hardly an insult to believers (though, because C14 is not a religious organization).

За что детского писателя из Черкасс обвиняют в разжигании религиозной розни

Under the criminal here refers to one of the sponsors ptsu, Dnipropetrovsk Petrovsky authority. And here the author relies on statements of former interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko, who is called Peter’s “criminal authority of Dnipropetrovsk”. So, obviously, the author of the article with full confidence and calls criminality “bottom”.

За что детского писателя из Черкасс обвиняют в разжигании религиозной розни

The following, mentioned in “whale” article – “Novoselkovskiy: chronicle of a split“.
But repetition is disassembled above statements it States: “Elected to Linebore “the head of the DNC Epiphany”, speaking in a keynote speech in front of state flags, began with a lie: “We managed to unite the three branches of Ukrainian Orthodoxy into a single local Orthodox Church.” No, not managed”.
The author himself explains, is the fact of misinformation: “the Holy Synod of the UOC for the week before the event, 7 Dec decided to consider unification Council “unlawful Assembly” and refused to participate in it. Appear on ljesover arbitrarily Metropolitan Alexander and Simeon the day before the event, as reported by the media, was taken to the jurisdiction of the Patriarchate of Constantinople”.

In the article “Linebar“, which also draws the attention of the judge Kucherenko, said: “Now the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, which has centuries-old experience of life in split, it will not be alone in Ukraine.” Here, obviously, judges care about “insulting” the definition of “schism” against the Greek Catholics. But the separation of the Catholic Church from Orthodoxy in 1054 received in the historical literature (including the West) called “the Great schism”. So, for a thousand years in the East Catholics (which considers itself, and Uniates) called the dissenters, and in the West – Orthodox schismatics. This Church-historical tradition, which has not been canceled.

As for the definition of “dissenters” against the DNC, it is still early – in also came to the attention of the court article “what is the strength of the Church, brother?” the author specifically draws the reader’s attention that this definition operates to the Holy Synod of the UOC (MP) in a special address on the “Unifying Council of the DNC”.
So was it not more logical of the SBU and the interior Ministry of Ukraine to initiate proceedings against “original” members of the Holy Synod of the UOC headed by Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine Onuphrius? And does the absence of such a case, the faithful of the canonical Church the right to use the definitions of the Supreme body of management of the UOC?
The author, however, creatively developing these definitions, the title passed to PCU bishops drabinko and Dastatkova Judases. “The percentage of Jude (among the bishops of the UOC, passed in ptsu) less than in the time of Christ,” he has already become a common joke. Perhaps the author is entitled to such an allegory. After all, in a matter of days before switching to PCU then Metropolitan Simeon of Vinnytsia Shostatsky solemnly promised the congregation that will not do.

За что детского писателя из Черкасс обвиняют в разжигании религиозной розни

And Drobinko, when he was Secretary of the former Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev and even published a pamphlet “Why do the schismatic groups in Ukraine are called non-canonical”?
So as not to attract the court’s current Bishop ptsu for the wording, offensive to religious feelings of the supporters of the DNC?

За что детского писателя из Черкасс обвиняют в разжигании религиозной розни

За что детского писателя из Черкасс обвиняют в разжигании религиозной розни

За что детского писателя из Черкасс обвиняют в разжигании религиозной розни

За что детского писателя из Черкасс обвиняют в разжигании религиозной розни

Dmitry Skvortsov

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