Updated: March 2, 2024
Name: Chaykovskiy Ivan Stepanovich
Date of Birth: May 1, 1955
Current status: convicted person
Articles of Criminal Code of Russian Federation: 282.2 (1)
Time spent in prison: 3 day in a temporary detention facility, 337 day in a pre-trial detention, 896 day Under house arrest
Current restrictions: Detention center
Sentence: punishment in the form of imprisonment for a term of 6 years 3 months with serving a sentence in a correctional colony of general regime, with deprivation of the right to engage in activities related to leadership and participation in the work of public organizations for a period of 3 years, with restriction of liberty for a period of 1 year
Currently held in: Detention Center No. 4 in Moscow
Address for correspondence: Chaikovskiy Ivan Stepanovich, born 1955, SIZO No. 4 «Medved» in Moscow, ul. Vilyuiskaya, 4, Moscow, Russia, 127081

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Case history

In November 2020, a large-scale special operation was carried out in Moscow under the sight of television cameras — 22 searches were carried out in the homes of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Vardan Zakaryan had to be hospitalized due to injuries inflicted by the law enforcement officers. After 3 days, he was placed in detention at the address 38 Petrovka, where Vitaliy Komarov, Yuriy Chernyshev, Ivan Chaykovsky and Sergey Shatalov had been before him. These believers were accused of organizing the activity of an extremist organization, and Zakaryan was accused of involving others in it. It is noteworthy that in 2010 Ivan Chaykovsky, through the ECHR, obtained compensation for the violation of his rights due to the illegal liquidation of the Moscow community of Jehovah’s Witnesses. All 5 men spent more than 2 years under house arrest. In February 2022, their case went to court. The accusation was based on the testimony of the FSB agent “Makarov”, who feigned an interest in the Bible. In March 2023, the court sentenced Chaykovsky, Komarov, Chernyshev and Shatalov to 6 years and 3 months in a penal colony; Zakarian was sentenced to 4 years and 3 months in a penal colony.