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Sofia District Court Releases Desecrator of Patriarch Neophyte's Grave
Sofia District Court Releases Desecrator of Patriarch Neophyte's Grave
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Sofia District Court released the man, who desecrated the grave of the late head of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church (BOC), Patriarch Neophyte, who died on March 13 at the age of 78. The court reasoned that the crime was not significant and detention was too severe of a measure.

The court's decision can be appealed. The Sofia Regional Prosecution Office will appeal the court's decision.

The defendant's lawyer pointed out to the court that during the investigation his client met with a psychiatrist via video call. His primary diagnosis was schizophrenia. The lawyer requested that his client be placed in a clinic and given a more accurate diagnosis.

On Wednesday, Sofia Regional Prosecution Office Spokesperson Nikolai Nikolaev said at a briefing that the law provides for a penalty of up to three years in prison or probation for such an act, Nikolayev explained.

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