Moscow Region

Prosecutor’s Office Gives Sergiyev Posad Elders Official Apology

Sergiyev Posad residents, who had been subjected to criminal prosecution for their religion, received from the city prosecutor’s office a letter of apology along with an explanation of the exoneration procedure.

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Brutal Attack on Witnesses Near Moscow Motivated by Religious Hatred

On 17 August 2017 in the village of Nikonovsk, a 56-year-old follower of the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses was attacked, resulting in her hospitalisation.

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“An Award to a Very Special and Rare Mother”

A certificate of merit from the director of the Research Institute of Paediatrics refutes one of the myths about Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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Supreme Court Decision Leads to Schoolgirl Being Threatened With Another Form of Education

An 8-year-old girl sang songs of Jehovah’s Witnesses and talked about God with a classmate. The school director handed her parents a warning.

Arson Attack Near Moscow on House Where Jehovah’s Witnesses Lived

On 30 April 2017 in the village of Lutsino (Moscow Region), a local resident firebombed the home of Witnesses.

In Sergiyev Posad, Criminal Proceedings Continue Against Congregation Elders of Jehovah’s Witnesses

There are no victims in this case, and these men have not instigated any violations. Rather, they themselves are victims of criminal prosecution, and this only because of their religion.

Hearings Continue in Criminal Case of Sergiyev Posad Elders

On 10 April 2017 in the Sergiyev Posad City Court, hearings continue in the criminal case against the Witnesses. The court has received the results of an expert study of their sermons to identify signs of “extremism”.

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Вячеслав Степанов и Андрей Сивак

Accused Sergiyev Posad Elders — Who Are They?

In the Moscow Region, two Jehovah’s Witnesses appeared in court on charges of “extremism”. Who are these men?

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Decision of Court of First Instance in Case of Sergiyev Posad Elders

The text of the acquittal in the case of the Witnesses accused of “extremism”. Later, the appellate court returned the case for retrial.

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Sergiyev Posad Court Begins Questioning Elders

On 25 January 2017, consideration of the criminal case against the elders of the local Christian congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses continued.

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Сергиево-Посадский городской суд

Sergiyev Posad Elders. Chronology and Facts

Since 2010 two Sergiyev Posad residents have been prosecuted for their faith. How has the charge developed?

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