In Khabarovsk, Trial Nears for 52-Year-Old Witness in Jail for More Than a Year

On August 15, 2019, in the Zheleznodorozhny District Court of Khabarovsk, the criminal  investigation against local resident Valery Moskalenko, 52, was completed. He faces up to six years in prison because in the spring of 2018 in a hotel conference room he allegedly talked with friends about faith in Jehovah God. The case is being heard by Judge Ivan Belykh. Debate will begin August 28. The prosecution will announce the sentence they are requesting be imposed on the believer. 

Case of Moskalenko in Khabarovsk

Region:
Khabarovsk Territory
Locality:
Khabarovsk
Case number:
11807080001000036
Current stage:
trial in appellate court
Suspected of:
according to the investigation, together with others he conducted 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 (2)
Investigating:
Investigative Department of the Directorate of the FSB of Russia for the Khabarovsk Territory
Case initiated:
1 August 2018

Persons in the case