The case of Serebryakov in Moscow

Case History

In August 2022, the court found Aleksandr Serebryakov guilty of extremism because of his faith and sentenced him to 6 years probation. A year later, he was again prosecuted for his beliefs. The security forces again invaded his house, the believer was arrested. This time, Serebryakov was accused of financing the activities of an extremist organization. He is charged with actions committed from 2018 to 2019, when he was already accused under another article.

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    September 19, 2023 Search Temporary detention facility Detention center Case initiated Interrogation Art. 282.3 (1)
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    September 20, 2023 Detention center

    Aleksandr Serebryakov is placed in pre-trial detention center No. 7 in Moscow, where he was already held after a search as part of the first criminal case in 2021.

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    October 4, 2023 Detention center Transfer of a prisoner

    It becomes known that Aleksandr Serebryakov was transferred to pre-trial detention center No. 5 Vodnik. He can write letters.

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    October 9, 2023 Detention center Letters

    Aleksandr Serebryakov is being held in a 10-bed cell with 12 other prisoners. He does not have his own bed. Food in the pre-trial detention center is scarce, it is cold in the cell. The believer goes for walks, runs and strength exercises.

    Although the letters come to Alexander late, in 3 weeks he received 36 of them. The believer also has a New Testament. All this helps him to maintain a positive attitude.

    As part of the first criminal case, Serebryakov was already held in the Vodnik pre-trial detention center, so some employees remember him well and treat him with respect.

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    February 21, 2024 Detention center Letters

    The believer is in a cell where 11 people are kept, now he has his own bed. The chamber itself is warm. Relations with cellmates and the administration of the pre-trial detention center are even.

    Alexander is worried about separation from his wife. However, he is glad to be able to receive letters from her. Also, the believer draws strength from reading the Bible.

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    June 24, 2024 Detention center Letters

    Prisoners treat Alexander with respect, among them he is the oldest. He receives parcels from family and friends, so he has everything he needs. He has already received more than 1000 letters and tries to answer all of them. It is more convenient to do this when a return envelope with stamps is attached to the letter.