In Amur Region, Criminal Case Initiated, Homes Searched

Photo: Police raid in Polyarny, 2018

On 20 July 2018 in Blagoveshchensk, searches took place in at least three homes of persons believed to be Jehovah’s Witnesses. One of them was charged under Article 282.2(2) of the Russian Criminal Code (participating in the activity of an extremist organisation).

Case of Berchuk and Golik in Blagoveshchensk

Amur Region

Locality: Blagoveshchensk

Case number: 11807100001000051

Current stage: preliminary investigation (pre-trial proceedings)

Suspected of: according to the investigation he participated in religious services, which is interpreted as participation in the activity of an extremist organisation

Article of the Russian Criminal Code: 282.2 (1)(2)

Case initiated: 22 июня 2018 года г.

Investigating: Investigative Department of the Directorate of the FSB of Russia for the Amur Region

Persons in the case