In Omsk, Husband and Wife Arrested, Criminal Case Initiated

Photo: Police raid in Tomsk, 2018

On 6 July 2018, 46-year-old Sergey Polyakov and his wife Anastasiya, who are suspected of professing the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses, were sent to the Omsk Detention Centre. They were detained in the course of searches on 4 July 2018.

Case of the Polyakovs and Others in Omsk

Omsk Region
Case number:
Current stage:
trial in court of first instance
Suspected of:
according to the investigation she participated in religious services, which is interpreted as participating in 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)
282.2 (2)
282.3 (1)
Azov Inter-district Investigative Department of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Omsk Region
Case initiated:
20 June 2018