In Ussuriysk, Witness Sent to Jail for Two Months

On June 5, 2019, in Ussuriysk, local resident Sergey Melnikov, 46, was arrested and sent to a detention center for two months. This becomes at least the seventh criminal case against Jehovah's Witnesses in the Primorye Territory.


Case of Melnikov in Ussuriysk

Primorye Territory
Current stage:
preliminary investigation (pre-trial proceedings)
Article of the Russian Criminal Code:
282.2 (1)
Case initiated:
5 June 2019

Persons in the case