IN KIROV EVERYONE HAS LEFT SIZO EXCEPT ANDRZEJ ONISZCZUK
Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia, 2 April 2019
On 28 March 2019, the Pervomaisky district court of the city of Kirov denied the investigator an extension of the term of detention in custody of Evgeny Suvorkov. He was transferred to house arrest. Thereby of five believers arrested in Kirov on 9 October 2018 for "joint singing of biblical songs . . . and study of religious literature of the so-called Sacred Scriptures (Bible)," only 50-year-old Andrzej Oniszczuk, a citizen of the republic of Poland living in Russia who has already spent 176 days behind bars, remains.
The first to be transferred to house arrest after 73 days in the SIZO [pretrial detention cell] was Vladimir Korobeinikov. This happened on 20 December 2018. On 2 February 2019, the court transferred under house arrest Andrei Suvorkov and Maksim Khalturin. Both spent 117 days each behind bars.
Religious persecution in Kirov is continuing. On 26
March 2019 at least
ten new searches in homes of believers occurred in the city. A
was opened with respect to three persons. G. Malykh is engaged
investigation. He is an investigator of the first department for
of especially important cases of the investigation department of
Investigative Committee of Russia (S.K.R.) for Kirov oblast. He
also opened the
case against Andrzej Oniszczuk and others in October 2018. (tr.
by PDS, posted
3 April 2019)
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