Application against Muzhdabaev submitted to GPU for inciting hatred to UOC

22 April 2020 19:38
Journalist-blogger Ayder Muzhdabaev. Photo: a video screenshot from Muzhdabaev’s YouTube channel Journalist-blogger Ayder Muzhdabaev. Photo: a video screenshot from Muzhdabaev’s YouTube channel

The Shariy Party intends to control the case against the deputy director-general of the Crimean Tatar TV channel ATR "so that the GPU does not decide to lose the case".

The political power “Shariy Party” filed an application with the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine to register a criminal offense against journalist-blogger Ayder Muzhdabaev, who recorded the video “Church is death,” Church is evil”. “Moscow priests proved to despise Ukrainians”, reports the leader of the party Anatoly Shariy on his Telegram channel

The statement notes that Muzhdabaev deliberately incites religious hatred and enmity in his video message, and also offends the feelings of believers in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

“In his video, this citizen drags through the mud the UOC-MP and all its Ukrainian parishioners,” the document says. “Muzhdabaev boldly, unfoundedly and absolutely unreasonably accuses the UOC-MP of transmitting COVID-19 in Ukraine, constantly calling the UOC-MP an FSB unit of Russia, which openly despises Ukrainians.”

The political force also pointed out Muzhdabaev’s allegations that the UOC sends money donated by parishioners “to the FSB of Russia to supposedly support the war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine”, that it is “the Killer Church”, and its parishioners are “Putin’s slaves who have two convolutions of the brain".

The party specified that they would monitor the progress of the case with deputy requests, “so that the GPU would not decide to lose the case like the SBU".

As reported earlier, on April 19, 2020, Russian and Ukrainian journalist Ayder Muzhdabaev called on Orthodox Ukrainians to “abandon” the “FSB Killer-Church”, which “casts bullets in Sviatogorsk Lavra”. The head of the Legal Department of the UOC, Archpriest Alexander Bakhov, said that "draft documents are being prepared so that every believer in the UOC can complain to the court and law enforcement agencies against Ayder İzzet-oğlı Muzhdabaev".

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