In Arctic, Peaceful Citizens — Jehovah’s Witnesses — in Detention 55 Days

Фото: Спецназ ломает дверь в квартиру верующих (г. Полярный, 18 апреля 2018 г.)

Roman Markin and Viktor Trofimov from Polyarnyy are in Detention Centre No. 1 of the Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service for the Murmansk Region. During the searches, the Special Police Force officers acted very roughly.

Case of Markin and Trofimov in Polyarny

Murmansk Region
Case number:
Current stage:
preliminary investigation (pre-trial proceedings)
Suspected of:
according to the investigation he together with others conducted religious services, which is interpreted as “organising the activity of an extremist organisation” (with reference to the decision of the Russian Supreme Court on the liquidation of all 396 registered organisations of Jehovah’s Witnesses)
Article of the Russian Criminal Code:
282.2 (1)
Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Murmansk Region
Case initiated:
12 April 2018

Persons in the case