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Another Russian Orthodox priest jailed for protesting Ukraine war

Forum 18: RUSSIA: Second jail term for opposing Russia's war in Ukraine on  religious grounds - 8 September 2023

A Russian court has sentenced an Orthodox priest to a 3-year prison term for his online protests against the Russian offensive in Ukraine.

Father Ioann Kurmoyarov was found guilty of posting “false information about the Russian armed forces.” 

He is the 2nd Orthodox priest to be sentenced for public opposition to the war.