In Saratov, Detention for Three Witnesses Extended

Photo: Feliks Makhammadiyev, Konstantin Bazhenov, Aleksey Budenchuk, April 2019

On April 11, 2019, a Saratov court prolonged to one year the period of detention for Konstantin Bazhenov, Feliks Makhammadiyev and Aleksey Budenchuk. Their term will now expire June 12. The believers maintain a positive attitude despite unjust criminal persecution.

Case of Bazhenov and Others in Saratov

Region:
Saratov Region
Locality:
Saratov
Case number:
11807630001000037
Current stage:
trial in court of first instance
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 FSB of Russia for the Saratov Region
Case initiated:
9 June 2018