Searches and Criminal Charges for Faith in Sverdlovsk Region

Photo: Search at Jehovah’s Witnesses (stock photo)

On April 16, 2019, in Karpinsk, Sverdlovsk region, the house and a car of Aleksandr and Anastasiya Prianikov were searched. Criminal cases against Aleksandr Prianikov as well as a local resident, Venera Dulova, were opened.

Case of Prianikov and Others in Karpinsk

Region:
Sverdlovsk Region
Locality:
Karpinsk
Case number:
11802650042000038
Current stage:
preliminary investigation (pre-trial proceedings)
Suspected of:
"Within the jurisdiction of the city of Karpinsk... together with a group of people, being fully aware that the religious organization Administrative Center of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia was declared extremist and its activities in the Russian Federation were prohibited, [he] participated in its activities by directly taking part in events, carrying out propaganda of its activities, familiarizing with religious literature."
Article of the Russian Criminal Code:
282.2 (2)
Investigating:
СО в г. Краснотурьинске СУ Следственного комитета РФ по Свердловской области
Case initiated:
30 July 2018