Already 12 Months Behind Bars in Tomsk, One of Jehovah's Witnesses Still Awaits Trial

Фото: Сергей Климов и его адвокат ждут прихода судей (май 2019)

June 3, 2019, marks exactly one year since a raid was carried out in Tomsk. Local Jehovah's Witnesses, including an 83-year-old woman, were taken out of their homes for interrogation. The court ordered Sergey Klimov held in Detention Center No. 1 in the Tomsk Region. On May 28, 2019, the court once again extended his detention.

Case of Klimov in Tomsk

Region:
Tomsk Region
Locality:
Tomsk
Case number:
11802690013000085
Current stage:
preliminary investigation (pre-trial proceedings)
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 Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Tomsk Region
Case initiated:
3 June 2018

Persons in the case