S.K.R. CONDUCTS INQUIRY INTO THREAT AGAINST INVESTIGATOR IN JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES' CASE IN SURGUT
by Artem Maznev
Sia-Press, 19 March 2019
The Investigative Committee (S.K.R.) in Yurga is conducting an inquiry regarding threats against one of the investigators who is involved in the case of the Jehovah's Witnesses in Surgut. This information was confirmed for a Sia-Press correspondent at the agency.
"The Department for Investigating Especially Important Cases is conducting a procedural inquiry regarding threats received by one of its investigators," the official report of the S.K., which was sent to the editorial office, says.
In the opinion of the detainees' lawyer, Dmitry Kolobov, the story about threats against an investigator looks like a "game."
"I saw a clip on the television where someone said by telephone to an investigator that he was a bad person. I am not sure, but it seems to me that it is now possible to trace the signal and to find out who made the call. So all of this looks like some kind of game. Similar to the situation with tortures. My clients were tortured on the first floor in darkness so that nothing was visible, and then a beautiful picture was shown to everybody and they asked: 'How could someone be tortured here,'" Dmitry Kolobov told a Sia-Press correspondent.
We recall that in February, in several cities
local members of the organization of Jehovah's Witnesses, which is
in Russia to be extremist, were arrested. After some time, Surgut
declared that tortures were used against them during their stay in
investigation department of the S.K.R. for Yurga. (tr. by PDS,
posted 20 March
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