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For the First Time, Belarus Authorities Arrest One of Jehovah’s Witnesses Persecuted for His Faith in RussiaKhanty-Mansi Autonomous Area, Belarus
On February 21, 2020, in the Republic of Belarus, police officers detained Russian citizen Nikolay Makhalichev, 36. Checking his documents, they declared he was wanted by the Russian authorities since he was professing a banned religion. Three days later the prosecutor sent him to pre-trial detention facility SIZO-2 in Vitebsk, Belarus.