Photo: Yuriy Zalipayev
On 16 July 2018 in the town of Maysk (Kabardino-Balkaria), hearings begin in the case against Yuriy Zalipayev, who has become a victim of criminal prosecution for reasons of faith.
Case number: 11702830005000056
Number of the case in court: 1-89/2018
Current stage: trial in court of first instance
Suspected of: according to the investigation he advocates the exclusivity of his religion (which is interpreted as extremism), and publicly urges others to carry out extremist activity
Article of the Russian Criminal Code: 280(1) and 282(1)
Case initiated: 10 August 2017
Investigating: Mayskiy Inter-district Investigative Department of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria
Considering on the merits: Mayskiy District Court in the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria
Judge: Elena Valerevna Kudriavtseva
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