On October 3, 2019, there began a wave of detentions in Chekhov (Moscow region). At the moment, it is known that Zinaida Krutyakova, Konstantin Zherebtsov, Vitaliy Nikiforov and Nikolai Yakovlev were placed under house arrest. All are accused of practicing the faith of Jehovah's Witnesses.
In Chekhov, Moscow Region, Searches and Arrests for Faith Begin. Four under House Arrest
8 October 2019
Photo: Chekhov, District Administration building
Case of Nikiforov and Others in Chekhov
preliminary investigation (pre-trial proceedings)
Article of the Russian Criminal Code:
30 September 2019