JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES REPORT ARREST OF SEVEN DEVOTEES IN VOLGOGRAD OBLAST
Interfax-Religiia, 17 May 2019
Seven persons were arrested in Volgograd oblast on suspicion of involvement in the activity of the religious organization of Jehovah's Witnesses, which is forbidden on the territory of the RF.
"On 16 May 2019, in Volgograd, at least seven believers were detained by personnel of the FSB and police, several at their place of work," the report says.
According to information of the organization, all detainees were taken to the building of the Investigative Committee of Russia (SKR). "Personnel of law enforcement agencies at the same time did not present any documents or court warrants. Searches were conducted earlier in their apartments," the authors maintain.
The detainees were placed in a temporary holding cell for 48 hours, the report added. . . . (tr. by PDS, posted 17 May 2019)
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