In Krasnoyarsk, at least three residents were searched on suspicion of belonging to the religious organization Jehovah’s Witnesses.
The first search took place on July 9th. The family of believers seized phones, computers, storage media, notebooks with personal records. According to information from the site of believers, the police “made stinging jokes about the religion of those being searched.” After the search, the head of the family was taken to the investigation department, where he was handed a subpoena for interrogation as a witness.
The second search took place at the woman Tatiana. Electronic devices and books, including the Koran, were also seized from her. The police decided that it was important for the criminal case. She was taken to the investigative unit to interrogate about religious beliefs.
On July 11, they searched another family.
- For more than a year, the case of Andrei Stupnikov, a follower of Jehovah’s Witnesses, has been developing in Krasnoyarsk. The criminal case against him was filed on July 3, 2018. He spent 241 days in jail, and in February 2019 he was transferred to house arrest. July 5 to him elected new measure of restraint – the prohibition of certain actions.
- April 20, 2017 Supreme Court recognized The “Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia” by an extremist organization eliminated it and banned activities in Russia. In August, all the organizations of Jehovah’s Witnesses have made in the list of prohibited.