On 29 May 2018, 40-year-old Dmitriy Mikhaylov was taken into custody. At the time of his arrest, he was told that he was suspected of “financing” extremist activity (Article 282.3 of the Russian Criminal Code).
Current stage: preliminary investigation (pre-trial proceedings)
Suspected of: according to the investigation he participated in religious services, which is interpreted as participating in and funding of “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(2) and 282.3(1)
Case initiated: 19 April 2018
Investigating: Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Ivanovo Region