Perm Prosecutor Requested Three Years in Prison for Aleksey Metsger Due to His Religion

Photo: Aleksey and Irina Metsger

On November 5, 2019, in the Ordzhonikidze District Court of Perm, the prosecutor's office requested 3 years in prison for Aleksey Metsger. He is accused of extremist activities (Part 2 of Article 282.2 of the Criminal Code)—this is the prosecution's view of Bible discussions and prayers together.

Case of Metsger in Perm

Perm Territory
Case number:
Number of the case in court:
Current stage:
trial in court of first instance
Suspected of:
according to the investigation, he "propagandized the activity of a banned organization, directly pa​rticipated in the events conducted by Jehovah's Witnesses, and commited other actions aimed at conducting and participating in such events"
Article of the Russian Criminal Code:
282.2 (2)
Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Perm Territory
Case initiated:
10 June 2019

Persons in the case



Семейная пара, которая ранее посещала встречи Свидетелей Иеговы, негласно используя диктофоны, ведет с Соловьёвым и Мецгером разговоры на религиозные темы у себя дома.


В ДК им. Чехова на богослужение религиозной группы Свидетелей Иеговы приходит мужчина, который ранее посещал такие встречи. С использованием записывающего устройства, выданного оперативным сотрудником, ведет аудиозапись мирного обсуждения верующими библейских учений и пророчеств.

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