On 19 August 2018 in Yelizovo, a married couple, the Bazhenovs, and 71-year-old Vera Zolotova were arrested. After two days, the women were released, and 41-year-old Konstantin Bazhenov was sent to a detention centre for two months.
In Kamchatka, Another Man Sent to Detention Centre
22 August 2018
Photo: Police raid in Tomsk, 2018
Case of the Bazhenovs and Others in Yelizovo
preliminary investigation (pre-trial proceedings)
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:
Investigative Department of the city of Yelizovo of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Kamchatka Region
17 August 2018