The Cherkasy court sentenced the 65-year-old children’s writer, who criticized the OCU and Tomos, to 2 months of house arrest.
On July 16, 2020, the Pridneprovskiy District Court of the city of Cherkassy granted the petition of the Investigation Department of the GUNP in the Cherkasy region for house arrest for 2 months for children’s writer Oleg Slepynin, who criticized the OCU and Tomos. This was reported by the Internet edition «Provinciya».
The day before, at 16:00, the press service of the SBU in the Cherkasy region reported that another «anti-Ukrainian agitator» — a writer who «publicly condemned the existence of one of the Ukrainian confessions», had been exposed in Cherkassy. The press service noted that the «agitator», ordered by the «Russian curators», disseminated information aimed «at inciting religious and ethnic hatred and supporting separatism.»
The message about the search in the house of the «agitator» was illustrated with photographs a year and a half ago, which were made during a search at Slepynin’s house a year and a half ago, on March 13, 2019.
“What, the restless Oleg Semenovich continues his risky experiments in the field of criticism of the OCU and the Tomos? .. The ordinary brain is not able to understand the logic in the actions and statements of the SBU. What yesterday they passed off as a fresh exposure of the «anti-Ukrainian agitator» is a banal repetition of what already happened on 13.03.2019. Unless they added support to the activities of the DPR / LPR leaders to Slepynin, ”Viktor Borisov, journalist of the Provincya publication, commented on the message of the SBU press service.
He also said that the seized computer and laptop have not yet been returned to the writer, who was sentenced to house arrest. Because of this, Slepynin cannot continue working on the novel that he has been writing over the past years.
On March 13, 2019, in Cherkassy, the SBU, officers of the National Police and the procedural leadership of the Prosecutor’s Office conducted a search in the apartment of a storyteller, who was accused of allegedly producing by order of Russian curators and distributing materials on Russian Internet resources condemning the creation of the OCU and obtaining Tomos.