Valeriy Moskalenko Convicted of Quoting Bible. What Decision Will Appeal Court Make on October 10?

Photo: Valeriy Moskalenko at the court

On October 10, 2019, a hearing on the appeal of Valeriy Moskalenko will be held in the Khabarovsk Regional Court. Earlier, on September 2, he was sentenced to two years and two months of forced labor and another six months of restriction of freedom. His defense appealed the unjust verdict.

Case of Moskalenko in Khabarovsk

Khabarovsk Territory
Case number:
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)
Investigative Department of the Directorate of the FSB of Russia for the Khabarovsk Territory
Case initiated:
1 August 2018

Persons in the case