Kokorin and Mamaev want to visit church in prison
The prison authorities promised to comply with the footballers’ request.
The footballers Aleksander Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev arrested on charges of disorderly conduct have stated their state willingness to visit the Church Pokrov of Our Lady located on the territory of the remand prison №2 (known as Butyrka). This was reported to Life by a deacon Kirill Markovsky, an assistant of a head of Moscow’s Directorate of the Federal Prison Service for organizing cooperation with believers.
In his words, the professional athletes have already been visited by activists, and through them, they conveyed their wishes. Markovsky also noted that he was going to visit the arrested, but when the quarantine is over in the prison.
“As soon as they are taken to a general population cell, this will be possible. I’m aware of the fact that they expressed their wish to visit the church and offer prayers on their own. They will be granted this chance. They will have to write an application.” The deacon said pointing out that there’re lots of those who have this wish - 97% of inmates.
He also said that the services visit the prison 3 times a week, so the footballers will necessarily have their chance.
By the court’s decision, Mamaev and Kokorin were sent to the remand prison on October 10. On October 19, the court will hear the complaints of the footballers’ lawyers who ask the court to change its decision regarding the arrest.
The athletes are accused of manhandling of a driver of a Channel One’s TV-host and two officials. Both are being accused under article Hooliganism.
The release of authoritative thief-in-law Tariel Oniani (Taro) became a milestone event for the criminal world. The conflict with followers of Ded Khasan was put on hold for the duration of his almost 10-year-old prison term – the rival parties were waiting for the first steps of Taro. However, the law enforcement authorities decided to procrastinate the intrigue further and detained the crowned thief for 40 days immediately after his release. Still, taking that ‘thief № 1’ Shakro Molodoy is serving a prison term, his successor Shishkan keeps low profile, while other thieves-in-law are either abroad or disorganized, Taro has a chance to reassert himself as a serious power.