Three in Detention for Their Faith in Smolensk

Фото: Валерий Шалев в наручниках. Смоленск (апрель 2019)

On April 26, 2019, court decided on two months’ detention for three Witnesses,  Ruslan Korolev, 36, Valeriy Shalev, 41, and Viktor Malkov, 60. This is the second criminal case opened in Smolensk by the Federal Security Service (FSB). The men are suspected of participating in an extremist organization. Homes of the believers were searched.

Case of Shalev and Others in Smolensk

Smolensk Region
Case number:
Current stage:
preliminary investigation (pre-trial proceedings)
Suspected of:
[to be determined]
Article of the Russian Criminal Code:
282.2 (2)
Investigative Department of the Directorate of the FSB of Russia for the Smolensk Region