RUSSIA: Persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses

OPEN CRIMINAL CASES AGAINST JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

 

STATEMENT OF FACTS AS OF MAY 24, 2018

 

Belgorod, Belgorod Region:

  • Sergey Aleksandrovich Voykov, DOB 28 August 1975, charged under Article 282.2 (2) of the Criminal Code
  • Anatoliy Aleksandrovich Shalyapin, DOB 21 01 1994, charged under Article 282.2 (2) of the Criminal Code

 
Kemerovo, Kemerovo Region:

 

  • Open criminal case under Article 282.2(2) of the Criminal Code, 12 searches in the homes of Jehovah’s Witnesses conducted, nobody has been charged

 
Mayskiy, Republic of Kabardino Balkaria:

 

  • Yuriy Viktorovich Zalipayev, DOB 8 October 1962, charged under Article 280(1) and 282(1) of the Criminal Code, recognizance agreement

 
Orenburg, Orenburg Region:

 

  • Aleksandr Gennadyevich Suvorov, DOB 20 April 1980, charged under Article 282.2(1) of the Criminal Code, currently in pre-trial detention
  • Vladimir Yuryevich Kochnev, DOB 15 October 1979, charged under Article 282.2(1) of the Criminal Code, currently in pre-trial detention
  • Vladislav Sergeyevich Kolbanov, DOB 27 November 1992, charged under Article 282.3(1) of the Criminal Code, currently under house arrest
  • Olga Timofeyevna Sandu, DOB 31 March 1984, charged under Article 282.2(2), recognizance agreement
  • Pavel Aleksandrovich Lekontsev, DOB 5 July 1981, charged under Article 282.2(2), recognizance agreement
  • Aleksey Nikolayevich Matveev, DOB 23 April 1983, charged under Article 282.2(2), recognizance agreement
  • Sergey Viktorovich Logunov, DOB 28 November 1962, charged under Article 282.2(2), recognizance agreement
  • Nikolay Nikolayevich Zhugin, DOB 14 February 1976, charged under Article 282.2(2), recognizance agreement
  • Fail Samigullovich Shangareyev, DOB 16 December 1960, charges unknown, recognizance agreement

 
Oryol, Oryol Region:

 

  • Dennis Christensen Ole, DOB 18 December 1972, charged under Article 282.2(1) of the Criminal Code, currently in pre-trial detention
  • Sergey Vladimirovich Skrynnikov, DOB 30 October 1962, charged under Article 282.2(2) of the Criminal Code

 
Perm, Perm Region:

 

  • Aleksandr Vasilyevich Solovyev (DOB 13 February 1970), charged under Article 282.2(2) of the Criminal Code, currently under house arrest

 
Polyarny, Murmansk Region:

 

  • Roman Nikolayevich Markin, DOB 18 March 1974, charged under Article 282.2(1) of the Criminal Code, currently in pre-trial detention
  • Viktor Fedorovich Trofimov, DOB 26 March 1957, charged under Article 282.2(1) of the Criminal Code, currently in pre-trial detention

 

Prokhladny, Republic of Kabardino Balkaria:

 

  • Arkadya Akopovich Akopyan, DOB 28 May 1948, charged under Article 282 (1) of the Criminal Code, recognizance agreement

 
Shuya, Ivanovo Region:

 

  • Dmitriy Vasilyevich Mikhailov, DOB 25 October 1977, suspected under Article 282.2(2) of the Criminal Code, no charges yet

 
Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan:

 

  • Anatoly Sergeyevich Vilitkevich, DOB 15 September 1986, charged under Article 282.2(1) of the Criminal Code, currently in pre-trial detention

 
Vladivostok, Vladivostok Region:

 

  • Valentin Pavlovich Osadchuk, DOB 15 March 1978, charged under Article 282.2(2) of the Criminal Code, currently in pre-trial detention
  • Nailya Sunatovna Kogay, DOB 5 October 1951, charged under Article 282.2(2) of the Criminal Code, recognizance agreement
  • Yelena Viktorovna Zayshchuk, DOB 25 August 1934, charged under Article 282.2(2) of the Criminal Code, recognizance agreement
  • Raisa Mikhailovna Usanova, DOB 1947, charged under Article 282.2(2) of the Criminal Code, recognizance agreement
  • Nina Ivanovna Purge, DOB 1940, charged under Article 282.2(2) of the Criminal Code, recognizance agreement
  • Lyubov Aleksandrovna Galaktionova, DOB 1942, charged under Article 282.2(2) of the Criminal Code, recognizance agreement

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