Deputy Chairman of the Synodal Department for Church and society and the media Vakhtang Kipshidze in an interview with “Tape.ru” has commented on the detention in Vitebsk priest in the Belarusian investigators suspected of pimping.
“If the allegations, despite their absolutely unprecedented, confirmed, we have assumed that the most preferable for us [the Church] would be the extradition of the cleric in Russia for its prosecution are already here,” said the Kipshidze. According to the representative of the Russian Orthodox Church, such action would be consistent with the Convention on legal assistance concluded between Moscow and Minsk.
Concerning the detainee criminal case under the article about the organization of prostitution, coupled with the alleged export of prostitutes abroad. “The reason was the materials received from the staff in combating illicit drug trafficking and trafficking of organs of internal Affairs of Vitebsk”, — reported in Department of the Investigative Committee of Belarus in the Vitebsk region.
5 Aug edition 47news reported that in Vitebsk during the storming of a brothel with prostitutes, were arrested the father of the Leningrad region of Russia. Upon departure from your temple on 2 August he said that he was going to visit a monastery in the suburbs. My wife’s father Nicholas (in the world Nikolay Kireev), nothing reported, and that in a few days, went to the police.
It turned out that the audience is in Vitebsk. In the Belarusian SK said that the cleric was detained during a RAID on a brothel with prostitutes, the man was not a customer. “All we have heard is words, “he was going to take in the city Saint Petersburg women”,” wrote 47news.