FSB Declares a Resident of Crimea Extremist for Beliefs

Фото: вторжение к Свидетелям Иеговы в Крыму (март 2019)

On March 26, 2019, FSB investigator Sergey Bosiev charged Artem Gerasimov, who had been previously detained for interrogation during a search of eight houses in Alupka, Gurzuf and Yalta (Crimea), with organizing extremist activities (Part 1 of Article 282.2 of the Russian Criminal Code). Another one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Taras Kuzyo, is also a suspect in this case. Both men were released after being interrogated.

Case of Gerasimov and Others in Yalta

Region:
Crimea
Locality:
Yalta
Case number:
11907350001000041
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)
Investigating:
Investigative Department of the Directorate of the Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia for the Republic of Crimea
Case initiated:
15 March 2019

Persons in the case