Andrey Sazonov Released From House Arrest. Court Allows the Exemplary Family Head More Freedom

Photo: Andrey Sazonov

On August 22, 2019, the Khanty-Mansi Court of Appeal eased the measure of restraint for Andrey Sazonov from house arrest to ban of certain actions. Judge Natalya Pashayeva ruled that "the decision of the trial court is not based on objective data and contradicts the articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Russian Federation." 

Case of Sazonov and Others in Uray

Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area
Case number:
Current stage:
preliminary investigation (pre-trial proceedings)
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)
Article of the Russian Criminal Code:
282.2 (1)
282.2 (2)
Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Khanty-Mansi Region
Case initiated:
31 January 2019

Persons in the case