For First Time, Young Woman Imprisoned for Her Christian Faith

Photo: Sergey Polyakov and Anastasiya Polyakova, Omsk

A married couple, Sergey and Anastasiya Polyakov, were sent to a detention centre in Omsk.

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