Case of Kasabov in Tambov

Case History

In April 2023, Igor Kasabov’s apartment was searched. The next day, the Investigative Committee opened a criminal case against him. A pensioner from Tambov was accused of participating in the activities of an extremist organization. In February 2024, the case went to court. In May of the same year, the court sentenced him to two years suspended.

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    April 11, 2023 Search

    Early in the morning, Igor Kasabov's apartment is searched. Security forces seize electronic devices and data carriers.

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    April 12, 2023 Case initiated

    The investigator for especially important cases of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Tambov Region, P. V. Salnikov, initiates a criminal case against Igor Kasabov. He is accused of participating in the activities of an extremist organization.

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    February 26, 2024 Case went to court

    The case goes to the Oktyabrsky District Court of the city of Tambov. It will be considered by judge Vladimir Chernov.

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    April 11, 2024 Hearing in a court of the first instance Interrogation

    Witnesses are being questioned. One of them, an Orthodox priest, talks about the history and teachings of Jehovah's Witnesses. Other witnesses, colleagues of the accused, give him positive characteristics.

    Igor Kasabov explains to the court that the decision of the Supreme Court of April 20, 2017 on the liquidation of organizations concerns legal entities, not believers.

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    May 14, 2024 First Instance Sentence Elderly Suspended sentence Art. 282.2 (2)