A court in Central Russia has turned down a request to end the compulsory psychiatric treatment of the man, whose doomsday sect that spent more than six months underground waiting for the apocalypse in 2007-2008.
In November 2007, 35 members of a religious sect, led by Pyotr Kuznetsov
, went underground
to wait for the end of the world, which they initially claimed would come in May 2008. [Read more...]
A court in central Russia ordered on Friday the leader of a doomsday sect that recently spent more than six months underground waiting for the apocalypse to undergo compulsory psychiatric treatment.
“The defendant [Pyotr Kuznetsov] will not be responsible for the crimes he committed when mentally ill. The court has ordered compulsory treatment for him in a psychiatric ward,” Judge Maria Smyslova said. [Read more...]
Although Russian cult leader Pyotr Kuznetsov has already been declared legally insane, the court will attempt to determine his mental state at the time his followers first went underground. [Read more...]
A local court in Russia’s Penza region is set to hear the case of the Doomsday cult leader, Pyotr Kuznetsov. He is accused of inciting religious hatred after he inspired 35 of his followers, including four children, to lock themselves in an underground bunker to wait for the Apocalypse last November. [Read more...]
No confinement is in store for Kuznetsov in the habitual sense of the word because he was declared insane, Shatsky said. [Read more...]
A court in Russia’s Penza Region is expected to decide in late June whether the leader of a doomsday sect that spent half a year underground should be kept in a mental asylum, prosecutors said on Tuesday. [Read more...]
The bunker became home to 35 sect members, including children, who barricaded themselves in last November waiting for the end of the world. [Read more...]