Mass Searches and Arrests in Penza

Photo: Police raid in Tomsk, 2018

Penza police officers invaded the homes of Witnesses. Dozens of people were interrogated and criminal cases were initiated.

Case of Alushkin and Others in Penza

Penza Region
Case number:
Current stage:
preliminary investigation (pre-trial proceedings)
Suspected of:
according to the investigation he 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)
Bessonovskiy Inter-district Investigative Department of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Penza Region
Case initiated:
11 July 2018