39-Year-Old Witness Arrested in Khabarovsk

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In the evening of 30 May 2018 in Khabarovsk, 39-year-old Ivan Puyda was taken into custody. He is suspected of professing the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Case of Puyda and Others in Magadan

Magadan Region
Case number:
Current stage:
preliminary investigation (pre-trial proceedings)
Suspected of:
according to the investigation, together with others he 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 Department of the Directorate of the FSB of Russia for the Magadan Region
Case initiated:
30 May 2018