Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Putin Signed Law Banning Publicity and Symbols of Organisations that Collaborated with the Nazis

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President V V Putin signed a law that bans favourable publicising of or displaying symbols of organisations that collaborated with the Nazis or those that deny the results of the Nürnberg Tribunal. The RF Gosduma passed the law on 24 October; the RF Federation Council approved it on 29 October. It amends the law “On Perpetuation of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War” and the Code of Administrative Offences. A court can impose fines for violation of the law. Private citizens could receive a fine of 1,000-2,000 roubles (22.60-45.20 USD. 138-276 Renminbi. 1,380-2,760 INR. 25.80-51.60 CAD. 26.20-52.40 AUD. 18-36 Euros. 14.20-28.40 UK Pounds) or imprisonment for up to 15 days, officials will face fines of up to 4,000 roubles (90.40 USD. 552 Renminbi. 5,520 INR. 103.20 CAD. 104.80 AUD. 72 Euros. 56.80 UK Pounds), and legal entities shall have a penalty of 10,000 to 50,000 roubles (226-1,130 USD. 1,380-6,900 Renminbi. 13,800-69,000 INR. 258-1,290 CAD. 262-1,310 AUD. 180-900 Euros. 142-710 UK Pounds). Manufacture, sale, or promotion of Nazi symbols or other prohibited merchandise will bring private citizens fines of up to 2,500 roubles (56.50 USD. 345 Renminbi. 3,450 INR. 64.50 CAD. 65.50 AUD. 45 Euros. 35.50 UK Pounds), officials could receive up to a 5,000 rouble fine (113 USD. 690 Renminbi. 6,900 INR. 129 CAD. 131 AUD. 90 Euros. 71 UK Pounds), legal entities could get fines of anywhere from 20,000 to 100,000 roubles (452-2,260 USD. 2,760-13,800 Renminbi. 27,600-138,000 INR. 516-2,580 CAD. 524-2,620 AUD. 360-1,800 Euros. 284-1,420 UK Pounds).

5 October 2014

Novorusinform

http://www.novorosinform.org/news/id/14023

Editor:

This means that virtually all “Ukrainian” symbols are illegal in the Russian Federation… and rightfully so. The present junta glorifies the Nazi collaborators of the VOV… I’d remind my readers that the USA and USSR were allies in the fight against the fascists. The Anti-Hitler Coalition was no joke… however, US career military officers (mostly from the US Republican Party) sheltered Nazis… they hated communism so much that they whitewashed the actions of real war criminals who ordered and carried out enormities and atrocities of the worst sorts (whilst they threw poor spear-draggers like John Demjanjuk to the dogs). After all, it was only inferior Slavs who suffered… everyone knows that the Westerners are inherently superior! The USA supports those who collaborated with fascists… the Vatican supports those who collaborated with fascism… what more need I say? Ponder this… the US Republican Party supported Nazi war criminals and saw to it that they received pensions for their Nazi service… the US Republican Party applauded the denial of pension rights to NVA veterans. I seem to see a difference… one that’s supremely evil and without remedy. They call such people “Pro-Life”… I think not…

One last thing… this law means that the symbols of the so-called “Russian Liberation Army” and KONR are illegal in the RF. That means that the ROCOR should halt all glorification of the Vlasovtsy, the KONR, and of the Cossack SS Cavalry Corps, and of their treasonous activities. I wonder if that’s going to happen…

BMD

Friday, 31 October 2014

New Evidence, New Trial, Ex-Archbishop’s Lawyer Argues

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The lawyer for a former archbishop found guilty of sexually assaulting an altar boy in the 1980s says Manitoba’s highest court should consider fresh evidence and overturn the verdict. A Manitoba court convicted Seraphim Storheim early this year of sexually assaulting a boy who had come to visit him in Winnipeg in 1985. Storheim’s lawyer, Jeff Gindin, presented three Appeal Court judges with photos and documents Friday that suggest the boy was in Winnipeg in 1986 and not 1985. Storheim’s handwriting on the pictures says a boy “not from here” is participating in a church ceremony in 1986. Gindin argued that the evidence casts doubt on the credibility of the victim and the Crown’s version of events. He told the judges, “I never suggested this evidence taken by itself was a smoking gun. It could’ve been used to cross-examine witnesses presented by the Crown in a different way”.

Justice Alan MacInnes questioned the veracity of the pictures, which don’t name the boy, saying, “This is an exceptional remedy you’re seeking. It’s that way for good reason. At some point in time, cases end”. MacInnes pointed up that Christopher Mainella, the trial judge who convicted Storheim and who now sits on the Appeal Court, didn’t believe Storheim’s testimony, noting, “The irony of this is the person who is accused wasn’t believed by the trial judge and now we’re being asked to believe his evidence. Your own client said it was 1985. On your argument, your client was wrong. Why should we be accepting the motion for fresh evidence?” While Storheim was convicted of sexually assaulting one boy, he was acquitted on the same charge involving the victim’s brother, who also visited on a separate occasion.

31 October 2014

CTV News

http://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/new-evidence-new-trial-ex-archbishop-s-lawyer-argues-1.2080471

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Gindin Claims that He has New Evidence in Storheim Appeal

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A lawyer for a former archbishop convicted of sexually assaulting an altar boy in the 1980s said that he has fresh evidence that could have exonerated his client during his trial. Jeff Gindin, who represents Seraphim Storheim, filed a notice of motion asking that the new evidence be heard when the case appears before Manitoba’s Court of Appeal on Friday. In court documents, Gindin says that the evidence relates to the victim’s visit with Storheim and Storheim’s relationship with one of the defence witnesses, Connie Kucharczyk, who helped Storheim entertain the boy during his stay. Gindin wrote in a motion filed on 17 October, “The aforementioned evidence could reasonably, when taken with other evidence adduced at the trial, be expected to have affected the outcome of the trial. The evidence wasn’t available by all due diligence at the time of the trial”. Gindin declined to comment further about the new evidence. The Crown also declined an interview.

Earlier this year, Storheim was convicted of sexually assaulting a boy who’d come to visit him in Winnipeg in 1985. The man testified that during that visit Storheim would routinely walk around naked and would sometimes lie naked on the floor and touch himself. The man testified that another time Storheim touched him and inspected his groin as he sat naked on a bed. Storheim testified he talked to the boy about puberty and inspected his pyjama bottoms at the request of the boy, but denied anything inappropriate took place. The 68-year-old was sentenced to eight months in jail but has been free on bail pending his appeal hearing. Justice Christopher Mainella, who presided over Storheim’s trial, now sits on the Court of Appeal.

In his original appeal notice filed in July, Gindin said he was appealing on numerous grounds, writing the conviction “is contrary to law, evidence and the weight of the evidence”. Mainella should’ve given greater credibility to Storheim’s evidence and shouldn’t have dismissed Kucharczyk’s evidence “due to bias” that didn’t exist, the defence lawyer suggested. He also challenged the eight-month sentence handed to Storheim. Gindin had argued for no jail time, because Storheim’s reputation had been ruined and he didn’t have a criminal record. Gindin wrote, “The sentence imposed was harsh and excessive having regard to the age, background and circumstances of the offence”. Storheim was a priest in the Orthodox Church in America, but he later rose to archbishop… the church’s highest-ranking cleric in Canada. He was placed on leave when he was arrested in 2010 and retired following his conviction.

30 October 2014

Chinta Puxley

The Canadian Press

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/lawyer-former-archbishop-wants-file-evidence-sex-assault-164800669.html

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Local Monastery Student Pleads Not Guilty to Indecent Solicitation Charges

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According to authorities, a Libertyville IL man recently charged with indecent solicitation of a minor was in his fourth and final year of training to become a monk at the St Sava Serbian Orthodox Monastery near the village. On Wednesday, 29 October, Dario Spasic, 22, pleaded not guilty to charges of indecent solicitation of a minor under the age of 17, a Class 3 felony that carries a potential prison sentence of two to five years. A conviction can also result in a probationary sentence. Cops arrested and charged Spasic in September, after he allegedly agreed on the Internet to meet in person with someone he believed to be a 14-year-old boy. Officials said that he chatted online with a member of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit.

Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Stanton said Spasic, who’s from Ohio, was living on Milwaukee Avenue in unincorporated Libertyville when the incident took place. She said that he was in his fourth year as a student at the Serbian Monastery, also located on Milwaukee Avenue north of Libertyville. Spasic was initially jailed on 100,000 USD (4.32 million Roubles. 612,000 Renminbi. 6.14 million INR. 112,000 CAD. 114,000 AUD. 79,000 Euros. 62,500 UK Pounds) bond, but subsequently bonded out and the court allows him to live in Ohio with his parents, whilst being monitored by the court’s pre-trial services department. Stanton said the state had objected to allowing him to reside out of state prior to trial, but that he’s required to attend every hearing in person. He was present Wednesday for his arraignment before Judge George Bridges. According to sheriff’s police, Spasic used a social networking application to set up a 22.00 meeting with the boy that he thought was 14 years old, but instead of that, a sheriff’s office detective was waiting for him. according to the sheriff’s office , he allegedly told investigators that he set up the meeting “to engage in sexual activities”.

29 October 2014

Jim Newton

Libertyville (IL) Review

http://libertyville.suntimes.com/2014/10/29/local-monestary-student-pleads-guilty-sex-charges/

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