Two Murmansk Witnesses Under House Arrest After 176 Days in Detention

Photo: Roman Markin, Viktor Trofimov

On 10 October 2018, the Polyarnyy District Court of the Murmansk Region lightened the preventive measure on Viktor Trofimov and Roman Markin.

Case of Markin and Trofimov in Polyarny

Murmansk Region
Case number:
Current stage:
preliminary investigation (pre-trial proceedings)
Suspected of:
according to the investigation he together with others 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 (1)
Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Murmansk Region
Case initiated:
12 April 2018

Persons in the case