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
Case number:
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)
282.2 (2)
Investigative Department of the Directorate of the FSB of Russia for the Amur Region
Case initiated:
22 June 2018

Persons in the case