Witness Couple in Omsk Transferred to House Arrest After Five Months in Solitary Confinement

Photo: Sergey Polyakov and Anastasiya Polyakova, Omsk

On 4 December 2018, Sergey and Anastasiya Polyakov were transferred to house arrest. The police tried to compel them to incriminate themselves and others. Neither the Polyakovs nor dozens of others imprisoned for their faith throughout Russia are going to make such a deal with investigators.

Case of the Polyakovs and Others in Omsk

Region:
Omsk Region
Locality:
Omsk
Case number:
11802520007000028
Current stage:
trial in court of first instance
Suspected of:
according to the investigation she participated in religious services, which is interpreted as participating in 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 (2)
282.3 (1)
Investigating:
Azov Inter-district Investigative Department of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Omsk Region
Case initiated:
20 June 2018