Vakhtang Kipshidze: Vladimir Trefilov / RIA Novosti
Deputy Chairman of Department on interrelations of the Church with society and the media of the Moscow Patriarchate Vakhtang Kipshidze, called the letter to the priests to support members of uncoordinated rallies political statement. About it reports TASS.
Kipshidze, called published a paper attempting to participate in human rights activities. The representative of the Russian Orthodox Church noted that the combat power can not be mission of the Church. Also the Deputy considers that would be more reasonable to collect funds for a lawyer who could really help.
He admitted that drafted the letter to the priests can really worry about the fate of convicted people.
Earlier it was reported that the clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church expressed support for the convicted for participation in unauthorized rallies people. More than 40 priests from different countries wrote a letter in which he called for a review of judicial decisions and to conduct a fair trial.
In July and August, 2019 in Moscow have passed protest actions, including unauthorized, in support of independent candidates for elections to the Moscow city Duma. The capital’s electoral Commission refused to register several opposition candidates, saying that they presented to the electoral Commission invalid signature, such as fake and from already dead people. After the rally, were detained over a thousand activists, some of them became involved in criminal cases.
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