Six Years of Prison for Sergey Klimov. Court in Tomsk Issued Another Guilty Verdict for Believing in Jehovah

Photo: Sergey Klimov

On November 5, 2019, judge of the Oktyabrsky District Court of Tomsk Dmitriy Borisov pronounced a sentence for a local resident, Sergey Klimov, who was convicted of practicing the “wrong” religion: six years in a penal colony. His defense plans to appeal the unjust verdict.

Case of Klimov in Tomsk

Tomsk Region
Case number:
Number of the case in court:
Current stage:
trial in court of first instance
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 (1)
Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Tomsk Region
Case initiated:
3 June 2018

Номер дела в суде: 1-417/2019

Persons in the case



Задолго до возбуждения уголовного дела судья Томского областного суда Андрей Гончаров разрешает центру «Э» проводить в отношении Сергея Климова оперативно-разыскные мероприятия: прослушивание телефонных переговоров и снятие информации с технических каналов связи.

Август 2017 — май 2018

Оперативники устанавливают, что верующие время от времени встречаются, чтобы молиться и обсуждать библейские темы.

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