Elderly Krasnoyarsk Woman Subjected to Armed Raid by Security Forces Citing Religion of Her Grandson

Photo: Police raid in Tomsk, 2018

On August 2, 2019, in the village of Nikolaevka (Krasnoyarsk Territory), security forces in masks and bulletproof vests broke into the house of 77-year-old Lyubov Mirenyuk, alone at home, and demanded she hand over all available electronic devices. The sole reason given is the religious views of her grandson, while she herself does not share them. 

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