In Kabardino-Balkaria, Criminal Proceedings Begin Against Jehovah’s Witness Under “Extremism” Article

On 16 May 2017, the Prokhladniy City Court began considering a case in which a local Witness is charged under Article 282 of the Russian Criminal Code.

Case of Akopyan in Prokhladny


Locality: Prokhladny

Case number: 73/27-16

Number of the case in court: 1-160/17

Current stage: case closed by the appelate court

Judgment: prior convictions were overturned and the case was closed by the appellate court

Article of the Russian Criminal Code: 282 (1)

Case initiated: 11 June 2016

Investigating: Inter-district Investigative Department of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria

Court: Prokhladnenskiy District Court of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria

Judge: Oleg Anatolyevich Golovashko

Appellate Court: Supreme Court of the Kabardino-Balkaria

Persons in the case