Third Criminal Case in Kamchatka

Photo: Raid on the religious services of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, 2016

On 2 December 2018 in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, armed police in masks raided one of the homes. Its occupants were suspected of reading the Bible. A criminal case was initiated against 44-year-old Sergey Ledenev, who signed an agreement restricting travel.

Case of Ledenyov in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy

Kamchatka Territory
Case number:
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)
Investigative Department of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia for the Kamchatka Territory
Case initiated:
2 December 2018

Persons in the case