In Norilsk, More Than 50 People Were Blocked by Special Forces at a Tourist Base. Searches and Interrogations of Witnesses

Photo: Police raid in Tomsk, 2018

On Sunday morning, October 20, 2019, two groups of police surrounded a camp building in Norilsk (Krasnoyarsk Territory), where believers were at that time. Masked commandos burst into the building and demanded that everyone who was there surrender their phones and tablets. Some believers have been searched in their homes.

Case of Polozov in Norilsk

Krasnoyarsk Territory
Case number:
Current stage:
preliminary investigation (pre-trial proceedings)
Suspected of:
According to the investigation he “organized meetings ... in compliance with distinctive —  for this association — actions expressed in religious speeches, services, and propaganda of the activities of the banned organization ‘Jehovah’s Witnesses’”
Article of the Russian Criminal Code:
282.2 (1)
Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Krasnoyarsk Territory
Case initiated:
20 October 2019

Persons in the case



Две группы СОБРа окружают турбазу, где в это время находятся верующие. Спецназовцы в масках врываются в здание и требуют сдать телефоны и планшеты. От действий правоохранителей страдает более 50 человек. Ряд присутствующих увезены на допрос. Прошло по меньшей мере 5 обысков, которые продолжались в среднем 5 часов.

Следователь следственного отдела по г. Норильск ГСУ СК России по Красноярскому краю и республики Хакасия старший лейтенант юстиции Важенин В.Е. возбуждает уголовное дело по ч. 1 ст. 282.2 УК РФ.

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