A suspect in the arson of the wooden Church in Karelia escape punishment


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Forensic psychiatric examination recognized the deranged teenager, who is suspected of arson of the wooden Church of the XVIII century in the Karelian Kondopoga. It is reported by the Investigative Department of the TFR in the Republic of Karelia.

The Ministry said that the young man suffers from a mental disorder which “deprives him of the opportunity to realize the social danger of his actions and control them”. The criminal case was referred to the court for referral of a suspect to compulsory treatment.

Church of the assumption in Kondopoga burned down in August last year. As a result of the fire, the monument was almost completely destroyed. According to investigators, the fire was started by a teenager from Petrozavodsk, who at that time was 15 years old. It brought a criminal case under article 167 of the criminal code (“Intentional destruction or damage of property”).

After the incident, as reported by the newspaper “Izvestia”, the user located near the Kondopoga Museum-reserve “Kizhi” forbidden to light candles in their territory in order to improve fire safety.

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