Primorskiy Territory: Criminal Case and Arrests in Spassk-Dalny

Photo source: blinow61 / depositphotos.com

On 25 November 2018 on a wave of searches, five people were arrested and sent to a detention centre. Two days later, house arrest was imposed on four of them, and one man was released. In total, in the Primorskiy Territory, at least four criminal cases have been initiated for reasons of faith.

Case of Malevaniy and Others in Spassk-Dalny

Region:
Primorye Territory
Locality:
Spassk-Dalny
Case number:
11802050020000061
Current stage:
preliminary investigation (pre-trial proceedings)
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 (1)
282.2 (1.1)
Investigating:
Investigative Department of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia for the Primorskiy Region
Case initiated:
12 November 2018