In Krasnoyarsk, Believer Released From House Arrest

Photo: Andrey Stupnikov in Krasnoyarsk District Court (2018)

On July 2, 2019, a court in Krasnoyarsk released Andrey Stupnikov, who had been held under house arrest for his faith. He can now move freely.

Case of Stupnikov in Krasnoyarsk

Krasnoyarsk Territory
Case number:
Current stage:
preliminary investigation (pre-trial proceedings)
Suspected of:
according to the investigation they participated in 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)
initially, Investigative Department of the Zheleznodorozhnyy District of the Investigative Committee of the city of Krasnoyarsk, later the case was transferred to the Second Investigation Department of the First Directorate for Investigating Especially Im
Case initiated:
3 July 2018

Persons in the case