New Criminal Cases in Krasnoyarsk: Man and Woman Face Jail Because of Conversation About Faith at Bus Stop

Krasnoyarsk. Photo: Ninara / CC BY 2.0

On October 2, 2019, two criminal cases were instituted against citizens of Krasnoyarsk. According to investigators, Sergey Tolstonozhenko and Tatyana Feruleva carried out “illegal activities of Jehovah's Witnesses.” This is the way law enforcement officials interpreted a simple conversation.

Case of Tolstonozhenko in Krasnoyarsk

Krasnoyarsk Territory
Case number:
Current stage:
preliminary investigation (pre-trial proceedings)
Article of the Russian Criminal Code:
282.2 (1.1)
Case initiated:
2 October 2019

Persons in the case