Mass Raids Against Witnesses in Nizhny Novgorod Region

Photo: Invasion of Jehovah's Witnesses' homes in Nizhny Novgorod Region (July 2019)

On July 16 and 17, 2019, security forces conducted about 10 searches in the houses of Witnesses  in Nizhny Novgorod and the town of Pavlovo (Nizhny Novgorod Region). In at least one instance, agents forced the residents to lie on the floor. Detained men and women were interrogated.

Case of Abrosimova and Others in Nizhniy Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod Region
Nizhniy Novgorod
Case number:
Current stage:
preliminary investigation (pre-trial proceedings)
Suspected of:
по версии следствия, проводили собрания, собирали пожертвования на нужды религиозной организации, совершенствовали навыки осуществления миссионерской деятельности
Article of the Russian Criminal Code:
282.2 (1)
ОВД СЧ ГСУ ГУ МВД России по Нижегородской области
Case initiated:
17 July 2019