At Least 13 Witnesses Detained Near Nizhny Novgorod

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At least 13 believers were detained during a special operation in the Nizhny Novgorod region on July 16 and 17, 2019. One of them, 48-year-old Alexey Oreshkov, is now in a pretrial detention center. Another is under house arrest. The situation with the other detainees is to be clarified.

Case of Vavilov and Oreshkov in Pavlovo

Nizhny Novgorod Region
Case number:
Current stage:
preliminary investigation (pre-trial proceedings)
Suspected of:
«реализуя совместный преступный умысел, действуя умышленно, группой лиц по предварительному сговору… предприняли активные действия, направленные на… проведение религиозных выступлений и богослужений»
Article of the Russian Criminal Code:
282.2 (1)
282.2 (2)