The case of Ogoreva in Mednogorskiy

Case History

The Ogorev family from the village of Mednogorsky faced a search in their home in November 2021, when Svetlana and her mother were witnesses in the case of Aleksey Pasynkov. After 2 years, the security forces again came to search their home. The Investigative Committee opened a criminal case against Svetlana for her faith under an extremist article. The investigator considered conversations through instant messengers with friends about the Holy Scriptures, the singing of songs and prayers to Jehovah God as signs of criminal activity.

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    November 23, 2021 Search
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    December 27, 2023 Case initiated Art. 282.2 (2)

    Senior investigator V. A. Boranukov initiates a criminal case against Svetlana Ogoreva, who was previously a witness in the case against Alexei Pasynkov. The investigator considers communication through instant messengers with fellow believers, participation in worship services using the Internet and discussion of quotes from the Bible to be signs of a "crime".

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    December 28, 2023 Search Interrogation Health risk

    Investigator V. A. Boranukov, accompanied by the head of the CPE, Azat Dzhamturiev, comes to Svetlana Ogoreva and her mother with a search. Women call the district police officer, in which the search takes place in a more relaxed atmosphere. However, Svetlana's mother becomes ill, she calls an ambulance. During the 4-hour search, law enforcement officers seized Bibles, electronic devices and personal records. On the same day, Svetlana is interrogated.