22-year-old Sergey Rayman was put behind bars. Preventive measures were imposed on his wife, who was forbidden to leave home at night or to use the Internet, phone or mail as well as to communicate with “persons professing the teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses”.
Young Man in Kostroma Arrested
3 August 2018
Police raid in Kostroma, 2018. Photo source: «ТВ Центр»
Case of the Raymans and Others in Kostroma
preliminary investigation (pre-trial proceedings)
according to the investigation they participated in religious services, which is interpreted as organising and participating in the activities 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:
Investigative Department for the Tsentralniy District of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Kostroma Region
24 July 2018