Third Witness in Khabarovsk Transferred to House Arrest; One Remains in Prison

Photo: Stanislav Kim

On January 29, 2019, the Khabarovsk Regional Court reversed a lower court’s decision to place Stanislav Kim in pretrial detention and ruled to place him under house arrest. In Khabarovsk, one more Witness, Valery Moskalenko, remains in prison for his faith.

Updated on January 30, 2019: Stanislav Kim has been released from pre-trial detention.

Case of Polevodov and Others in Khabarovsk

Khabarovsk Territory

Locality: Khabarovsk

Case number: 11802080002000049

Current stage: preliminary investigation (pre-trial proceedings)

Suspected of: according to the investigation they organised the activity of the religious organisation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the city of Khabarovsk (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: Article 282.2(1) and 282.2(2)

Case initiated: 10 November 2018

Investigating: Investigative Department of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia for the Khabarovsk Territory