In Kirov, New Criminal Case for Faith Follows Search

Photo: Jehovah’s Witnesses searched in Mordovia, Russia (2019)

On May 24, 2019, police in Kirov searched the home of Anatoliy Tokarev, 60, leading to criminal charges under the article "Organization of extremist activities" for "joint singing of biblical songs ... in his apartment." He had to promise to appear for interrogation.

Case of Tokarev in Kirov

Kirov Region
Case number:
Current stage:
preliminary investigation (pre-trial proceedings)
Suspected of:
"joint singing of biblical songs ... in his apartment."
Article of the Russian Criminal Code:
282.2 (1)
Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Kirov Region
Case initiated:
8 May 2019

Persons in the case