Children’s Ombudsman to turn to law enforcers over alleged child abuse in Urals monastery
MOSCOW, July 27 (RAPSI) – Russia’s Children Rights Commissioner Anna Kuznetsova is to ask the Prosecutor General’s Office and the federal Investigative Committee to launch a probe into allegations of child abuse in a nunnery situated near town of Sredneuralsk in the Sverdlovsk Region, a statement on the Children’s Ombudsman official website reads on Monday.
Earlier, mass media outlets have reported on alleged facts of violations of minors’ rights in the monastery; the Children’s Ombudsman Office also registered a claim concerning situation there, the statement reads.
The first reports available to the Ombudsman were confused and controversial, Kuznetsova notes, so she needed to communicate with the regional Children Rights Commissioner. At the moment social worker check the situation in the nunnery on the weekly basis; nevertheless, she believes law enforcers also need to launch a probe into the matter, as child abuses are intolerable and must be prevented at any case.