Detained in Crimea, Ukrainian Archbishop Klyment released

Source : 112 Ukraine

He is going to visit Ukrainian political prisoner Pavlo Gryb
22:06, 3 March 2019

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Detained in Crimea, the Archbishop of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Klyment was released from the district department of the Simferopol police. About this reported the Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on human rights Lyudmyla Denisova on Facebook.

Klement was released today at 20:00. Policemenmen did not find any offenses.

“Tatyana Moskalkova, the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, has just phoned me. She said that the actions of the Archbishop Klyment did not reveal any violations. Therefore, at 20.00 Kyiv time, he should be released,” Lyudmyla Denisova wrote.

She also noted that Klement would still go to the Rostov prison to visit the Ukrainian political prisoner Pavlo Gryb.

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“On March 3, 2019, the Crimean and Simferopol archbishop Klyment (Kushch) was detained by the Russian police at the bus station in Simferopol. The latest news – he is being brought to the Kyiv district police department”, - the report said.

Besides, it is emphasized that archbishop Klyment, who is the head the Orthodox help mission to the victims of the human rights violation and imprisoned people, intended to visit the hearing of Pavlo Gryb, the arrested in Russian Ukrainian political prisoner, in Rostov-on-Don.

The Orthodox Church of Ukraine has no contact with the bishop for now.

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