Local Resident of Khabarovsk Arrested

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On 2 August 2018, the FSB conducted searches in the homes of Khabarovsk residents suspected of professing the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses. 51-year-old Valeriy Moskalenko was sent to a detention centre.

Case of Moskalenko in Khabarovsk

Khabarovsk Territory
Case number:
Current stage:
trial in appellate court
Suspected of:
according to the investigation, together with others he conducted religious services, which is interpreted as “organising 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 (2)
Investigative Department of the Directorate of the FSB of Russia for the Khabarovsk Territory
Case initiated:
1 August 2018

Persons in the case