Hundreds of Letters From all Over the World Sent to Believers in Detention

Photo: Yuriy Savelyev

By April 15, 2019, Yuriy Savelyev, who has been in detention for his faith for almost six months, received 715 letters of support and small gifts. Residents of many countries, e.g. Australia, Austria, Belarus, Poland, Russia, USA, Ukraine, UK and France, acted in  support of the 64-year-old Witness from Novosibirsk.

Case of Savelyev in Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk Region
Case number:
Current stage:
preliminary investigation (pre-trial proceedings)
Suspected of:
according to the investigation he unlawfully organised the activity of the religious organisation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the city of Novosibirsk (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)
Investigative Department of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia for the Novosibirsk Region
Case initiated:
7 November 2018

Persons in the case