Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

RF Commissioner for Human Rights Confirms Facts about Child Abuse in the St Andrei Bogolyubsky Convent

An investigation under the auspices of RF Commissioner for Human Rights Vladimir Lukin confirmed that complaints of ill-treatment by children residing at the shelter of St Andrei Bogolyubsky Convent in Vladimir Oblast were justified. “Children, who previously lived in the shelter, told us of torture inflicted upon them by caregivers. They had to make repeated prostrations as a punishment, and they were made to work in the field from three in the morning until ten at night, with only half-hour breaks for breakfast and lunch. Some were housed in facilities in the second floor of a cowshed, and were deprived of food and water for 16 consecutive days. They were beaten with a belt 12, 50, and 70 times by teachers. On top of this, they had to recite the Psalter aloud for two hours every night, then, had to rise at 05.30”, the press service of the RF Commissioner reported, referring to the results of the investigation. Sources at the press office also confirmed that after the closure of the shelter at the convent, some of the resident children remained. In particular, investigators “interviewed an 18-year-old girl, who said that she remained there at her own free will, was in external studies for Year 11 classes, but she had no passport or health card, which was true of many of the shelter residents”. The Commission also found that, after the closure of the shelter, at present, some of the children were placed at a boarding school in the village of Mikhaly and in the Cadet Corps in the village of Raduzhny, others live at home with their families and receive their education via external studies from schools in different locations. According to the Mother Superior of the convent, some of the children went to parents and guardians in other cities.

25 October 2010

Interfax-Religion

http://www.interfax-religion.ru/?act=news&div=37940

Editor’s Note:

There one has it… here’s why the Mother Church is more honest than the OCA (or AOCANA) is. It’s NOT because they’re better human beings. It’s because there was media and government attention thrown on the situation. Now, we need the Manitoba authorities to act just as vigorously against the OCA. The whole rotten edifice will collapse if they dig deeply enough… I’d tell ‘em to trust Cappy and Mel at Pokrov (http://www.pokrov.org/contact.asp). They have the Full Monty on why the OCA’s position is an utter crock of shit.

We have enabled the paedophiles for years via our (coerced) silence (don’t forget Eric! “Let my right hand wither” if I do!). It’s time to say, just like in the movies, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not gonna take it any more”. You’ll not only feel 100 percent better, Almighty God will bless you for telling the truth. If the Russians can clean out crank clergy… so can we. It’s our DUTY before God and man…

BMD

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