Yet another prosecution of a Jehovah's Witness


Interfax-Religiia, 21 September 2021


Investigators in Tambov opened a criminal case against a man suspected of arranging the activity of a religious organization that is forbidden in the R.F., the "Administrative Center of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia," the investigation department of the S.K.R. [Investigative Committee of Russia] for the region reports.


According to the account of the investigation, the 57-year-old man convoked meetings of adherents of the religious confession, arranged religious events and services, conducted preaching activity, and so forth.


The investigators, in cooperation with agents of the F.S.B. [Federal Security Service], conducted a number of searches, including in the man's place of residence, during which technology, telephones, and documents were seized.


A criminal case was opened on the basis of part 1 of article 282.2 of the CC RF (arranging the activity of an extremist organization). (tr. by PDS, posted 22 September 2021)

Russia Religion News Current News Items

Editorial disclaimer: RRN does not intend to certify the accuracy of information presented in articles. RRN simply intends to certify the accuracy of the English translation of the contents of the articles as they appeared in news media of countries of the former USSR.

If material is quoted, please give credit to the publication from which it came. It is not necessary to credit this Web page. If material is transmitted electronically, please include reference to the URL,