Exhorted to contain the terrorists, «special reserves» in prisons

© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage in fotoreceptori of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion. Archival photoExhorted to contain the terrorists, «special reserves» in prisons© RIA Novosti / Vitaly to Belowaverage the image Bank

Convicted of terrorism in Russia has to be kept in prison separately from other prisoners, said Saturday the head of the Department for external Church relations (DECR) of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk.

«Terrorism is, unfortunately, contagious ideology. And people who are convicted of terrorism, should be in a special reserve to this infection did not spread from them to other prisoners, and those coming later to freedom, not committed terrorist acts,» — said Metropolitan Hilarion in the broadcast of «the Church and the world» on TV channel «Russia 24».

In his opinion, today demanded any measure aimed at preventing terrorism and minimizing the terrorist threat. «The terrorist ideology is spreading like an epidemic. This happens with the help of social networks, with people who promote this ideology,» warned the Bishop, calling terrorism «the plague of the beginning of the XXI century».

«The sooner we will be able to overcome this plague, the better for us and for our country,» he added.

In the state Duma is currently preparing a bill on the content in the prisons of those convicted of terrorist offences. Earlier the President of Russia Vladimir Putin declared need to think about a separate maintenance of the persons sentenced for ordinary crimes from those convicted of terrorism.

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