Absolutely Peaceful 'Extremists': Prosecution Will Determine the Term of Imprisonment for Believers in Penza

From left to right, top to bottom: Vladimir Alushkin, Tatyana Alushkina, Galiya Olkhova, Denis Timoshin, Vladimir Kulyasov, Andrey Magliv

As early as December 3, 2019, in the Leninskiy district court of Penza, the prosecutor is expected to demand the punishment, which, in his opinion, six locals deserve. Their “fault” is faith in Jehovah God. The Penza Jehovah’s Witnesses case is rife with falsifications and inconsistencies.

Update. On December 3, 2019, it was learned that the parties’ presentations were postponed, since the prosecutor wished to return to the stage of the judicial investigation. The study of evidence is ongoing.

Case of Alushkin and Others in Penza

Penza Region
Case number:
Number of the case in court:
Current stage:
trial in court of first instance
Suspected of:
according to the investigation he participated in religious services, which is interpreted as participating in 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)
282.2 (2)
Bessonovskiy Inter-district Investigative Department of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Penza Region
Case initiated:
11 July 2018

Суд первой инстанции: Ленинский  районный суд г. Пензы

Судья: Танченко Р.В.


28.04.2017, 17.08.2017

Ссылаясь на решение Верховного суда РФ, Министерство юстиции РФ распоряжается прекратить деятельность двух местных религиозных организаций (МРО) Свидетелей Иеговы в Пензе.

Сентябрь 2017

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