Perm Resident Will Pay 350,000 Rubles for the Right To Practice His Religion. Sentence Pronounced to Aleksey Metsger

Photo: Aleksey Metsger

Judge Svetlana Chereneva from the Ordzhonikidze District Court of Perm found Aleksey Metsger, 44, guilty under Part 2 of Art. 282.2 (participation in extremist activity). According to the verdict of November 14, 2019, he is fined 350 thousand rubles (about $5500 US).

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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