Actions of Law Enforcement Officers

Planting prohibited items in the worship building of Jehovah's Witnesses in Stavropol

Stavropol Territory

On March 25, 2016, in Stavropol, more than 10 police and FSB officers cordoned off the worship building of Jehovah's Witnesses on Vasilyev Street. Upon entering the building, they dispersed to the back rooms and "found" three publications included in the Federal List of Extremist Materials (FSEM) in a box with sound-amplifying equipment on a laptop keyboard. The day before, believers carefully examined the building to exclude the possibility of planting, noting the absence of publications from the FSEM in the building. Therefore, they have no doubt that the materials were planted.