On October 4, 2019, a judge of the Ussuriysk District Court, Galina Lazareva, decided to change the preventive measure on local resident Sergey Melnikov from pre-trial detention to house arrest. The case for faith against the peaceful believer is not closed; he still faces up to 10 years in prison.
Sergey Melnikov, Accused of Talking About Religion, Released from Detention in Ussuriysk, Primorsky Territory
9 October 2019
Photo: Sergey Melnikov
Case of Melnikov in Ussuriysk
preliminary investigation (pre-trial proceedings)
Article of the Russian Criminal Code:
5 June 2019