In Kaluga, Witness Received Inhuman Treatment in FSB Building

On June 26, 2019, Roman Makhnev, 43, was handcuffed to a pipe in the Federal Security Service (FSB) building in Kaluga and left in that position until the next morning. After a sleepless night, he was subjected to “investigative actions.” For three days, June 26, 27, and 28, he was provided no food. It was only on June 29 that he was first fed breakfast.

Case of Makhnev and Kuzin in Kaluga

Kaluga Region
Case number:
Current stage:
preliminary investigation (pre-trial proceedings)
Suspected of:
According to the investigation they took active organizational measures, expressed in the unification of followers of the world organization of Jehovah's Witnesses living in the city of Kaluga and the Kaluga Region, under one leadership; convening meetings in living quarters located in the territory of the city of Kaluga and the Kaluga region; organizing religious performances and services at these meetings; carrying out preaching activity
Article of the Russian Criminal Code:
282.2 (1)
Investigation Department of FSSD of Russia for Kaluga Region
Case initiated:
26 June 2019

Persons in the case



Группа вооруженных боевиков в масках вторгается в квартиру 87-летней верующей Ольги Веревкиной. В Калуге до глубокой ночи проходит рейд ФСБ минимум по 6 квартирам. У калужан изымают электронные устройства, Библии, научные книги по религиоведению.

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