Lefortovo Court of the Russian capital on Tuesday extended the arrest of a former staff member of the Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate Eugene Petrina, accused of treason, said Fins news in court.
"The court granted the petition of the investigation on the extension Petrina measure of restraint in the form of detention in custody until June 5," said Commissioner of the court. The materials of the case contain a classified for this reason, the Court may not disclose the essence of the charges.
first, a source in the Russian Orthodox Church said Last news that Petrin worked in the Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate long and priestly dignity never had.
according to him, Petrin graduated in law from the University, were soldiers, and in 2013, filed a petition for admission to the Department of external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, saying that the knowledge of foreign languages and the desire to benefit the Church through the work of the DECR, and in early may 2014 resigned voluntarily.
before the Moscow city court reported that since the beginning of 2014 in the capital of Russia on charges of treason and espionage detained nine people. The most notorious was the detention of mothers Svetlana Davydova for the call at the residence of the Ambassador of Ukraine with information about the movement of Russian troops into the border. After the scandal Davydov was released from a Moscow jail "Lefortovo" under recognizance not to leave, and then the case against her has stopped.
often the charges of treason were required of defendants long before learned about it the press, and placed in the mass media information on these processes are extremely scarce because of privacy cases.