Appellate Court Reverses Decision to Ban “”

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On 30 May 2018, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria reversed a lower court decision about blocking the official information site “Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia”.

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