HEAD OF CELL OF JEHOVISTS IN KhMAO RELEASED FROM DETENTION TO HOUSE ARREST
Interfax-Religiia, 28 February 2019
A court changed the measure of pretrial restriction for the head of a cell of the religious organization of Jehovah's Witnesses, forbidden in the RF, in Urai (Khanty-Mansi autonomous region—KhMAO), the senior assistant director of the Investigation Department of the S.K.R. for KhMAO, Oleg Menshikh, told Interfax.
"During the discontinuation of the activity of the organization in Urai, its chief organizer was arrested and confined in custody. He appealed the confinement in court and as a result the court changed the measure of restriction to house arrest," O. Menshikh said.
As reported, in February the activity of local cells of the organization of Jehovah's Witnesses in Surgut and Urai was discontinued.
In Surgut, the Investigation Department of the
KhMAO is conducting an examination of reports about tortures,
were applied to Jehovists while in detention. (tr. by PDS, posted
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