In Chekhov, Moscow Region, Searches and Arrests for Faith Begin. Four under House Arrest

Photo: Chekhov, District Administration building

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.

Case of Nikiforov and Others in Chekhov

Moscow Region
Case number:
Current stage:
preliminary investigation (pre-trial proceedings)
Article of the Russian Criminal Code:
282.2 (2)
Case initiated:
30 September 2019