Saratov: Searches, Planting of Evidence, Three Witnesses Arrested

Photo: Raid on Witnesses, 2016

Searches took place on 12 June 2018 in Saratov. Three peaceful, respected men were arrested: Konstantin Bazhenov, Aleksey Budenchuk and Feliks Makhammadiyev.

Case of Bazhenov and Others in Saratov

Saratov Region
Case number:
Current stage:
trial in court of first instance
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 Saratov Region
Case initiated:
9 June 2018