Now under house arrest, Maksim Khalturin, 45, continues to care for his elderly parents. He himself draws strength reading letters from people aware of his situation. He could receive letters while in jail, but under house arrest, correspondence is prohibited.
While in Jail 122 Days, Witness Received 562 Letters of Support
6 August 2019
Photo: Maksim Khalturin carefully preserves letters received in prison
Case of Oniszczuk and Others in Kirov
preliminary investigation (pre-trial proceedings)
according to the investigation, “they organised meetings of followers and participants of the association [Jehovah’s Witnesses] in different flats, performing actions characteristic of this association: singing Bible songs together, improving skills for missionary activity, as well as studying religious literature, the so-called ‘Holy Scriptures’ (Bible), which is on the Federal List of Extremist Materials and contains the teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses”.
Article of the Russian Criminal Code:
Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Kirov Region
3 October 2018