In May 2018, Alam Aliyev was detained during an operation code-named "Judgment Day", in which 150 law enforcement officers took part. He spent 8 days in a detention center. The believer was accused of organizing the activity of an extremist organization. After 4.5 years, the court found him guilty and sent him to a penal colony for 6.5 years only because of his faith in Jehovah God.
Alam was born in 1963 in the village of Lyaki (Azerbaijan) in a large family of simple workers. Alam has 2 brothers and 3 sisters. As a child, Alam was fond of checkers, but he was not particularly obedient. He did his military service in Germany and then got a job as a sailor on a fishing boat.
In 1989, Alam moved to Khabarovsk, where he began to read the Bible and was impressed with what he learned from it. In 1991, he chose to become a Christian. His parents, who professed Islam, initially did not approve of this, but they began to respect Alam's faith after they saw positive changes in him. His mother was so delighted with how the Bible changed her son that she told the neighbors: "Alam became like an angel".
In recent years, Alam worked as a machinist in a boiler room. He has two adult children from his first marriage. Alam remarried in 2015 after the death of his first wife. He likes to spend time in nature with his family and in his free time he enjoys playing chess.
Alam's wife, Svetlana, also became a victim of criminal prosecution for her faith - she was given a 2.5-year suspended sentence. Standing before the court, Alam firmly stated: “I am not ashamed to stand before the court for being one of Jehovah's Witnesses. It would be shameful if I was tried for a real crime”.