Prosecutor Wants 3 Years in Jail for Second Accused in Oryol

Photo: Sergey Skrynnikov

Trial of Sergey Skrynnikov, the second Witness accused in the city of Oryol, shifted to the stage of debate March 18, 2019, as Prosecutor Nadezhda Naumova asked the court to impose a three-year prison sentence, alleging “participation in the activities of an extremist organization," and specifying three years in jail and one year's restriction of movement. After the prosecutor’s speech, the defense was given an opportunity to summarize their arguments. The defense insists on the innocence of the 56-year-old believer.

On March 28, 2019, at 10 a.m., Sergey Skrynnikov will give his final statements, and the court will retire to the deliberation room to render its verdict. The verdict is scheduled to be announced in court on April 1, 2019, at 10 a.m.

Case of Skrynnikov in Oryol

Oryol Region
Case number:
Current stage:
trial in court of first instance
Suspected of:
according to the investigation he 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 (2)
Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Oryol Region
Case initiated:
20 February 2018

Number of the case in court: 1-121/2018

Considering on the merits: Zheleznodorozhnyy District Court of the City of Oryol

Judge: Gleb Borisovich Noskov

Persons in the case