January 20, 2019. Island of Sakhalin.
Special police forces raided 11 homes of Witnesses in the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and in the towns of Nevelsk and Nogliki. In Nogliki, the police punched homeowner Aleksandr Ryndin in the face when he opened the door and threw him to the ground. They questioned his 14-year-old son in the presence of his schoolteacher, who was brought along by the police to serve as an attesting witness. The officers seized tablets, phones, computers, and books. No one was arrested at the time.
However, a criminal case was initiated against 57-year-old Sergey Kulakov under Article 282.2(1) (organizing the activity of an extremist organization).