The court refused to release on bail of the leader of the “Christian state”


Kalinin does not admit his guilt, but denies that they were sent to movie theaters threatening letters for religious beliefs.

Hamovnichesky court of Moscow was not released on bail, Alexander Kalinin, who is accused of forcing film distributors to opt-out of the movie “Matilda”.

The court refused to satisfy the petition of the investigator about the release on bail of the leader of the “Christian state” Alexander Kalinin, who was arrested on September 23, 2017 in the framework of the criminal case about forcing the owners of movie theater chains not to show the film directed by Alexei Uchitel “Matilda”.

According to Interfax, judge Andrew Meadows ruled that “the court sees no reason to change. measures of restraint”.

The investigator explained his petition that the prosecution A. Kalinin is mitigated according to one of the offences, and in connection with the expiry of the period of detention. The amount of the required Deposit, the investigator said.

The accused and his lawyer said that the change of measure of restraint does not make sense, because the period of detention soon expire and there is no reason to extend the arrest.

Kalinin does not admit his guilt, but denies that they were sent to movie theaters threatening letters for religious beliefs.

In September of last year criminal case about an arson of the car at the office Konstantin Dobrynin – counsel for the Director of the film “Matilda” by Alexei Uchitel. Then Kalinin was questioned and released under recognizance not to leave, as he was not involved in the arson. But then he was re-arrested on the new circumstances. In the case of the catechumens in court, says the leader of the “Christian state” charged with four counts of being forced to abandon the transaction and inciting hatred or enmity.

Into the burning car, the police opened a criminal case on deliberate damage of property, in which were detained the brother of Yury Kalinin, Alexander Bayanov and Denis Mantaluca. On 29 March, Moscow’s Khamovniki court sentenced all three to two years of imprisonment.

The movie “Matilda”, which tells about the relationship between the future Emperor Nicholas II and the ballerina Matilda Kschessinska, was released on 26 October 2017. The painting caused a wide resonance before reaching the screen.

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