Another Case Criminalizing Faith in Perm. Aleksey Metsger Charged with Practicing Extremism

Photo: Aleksey Metsger with his wife Irina

On August 22, 2019, Aleksey Metsger, 42, resident of Perm, was officially charged with participating in “extremist activities.” A recognizance not to leave his home city was taken from him. The believer faces up to six years in prison only for practicing his religion.

Case of Metsger in Perm

Perm Territory
Case number:
Current stage:
trial in court of first instance
Article of the Russian Criminal Code:
282.2 (2)

Persons in the case