Searches and New Arrests in Khabarovsk After Friendly Gathering Disrupted

Photo: Raid on Witnesses, 2016

On 12 November 2018, the court put Vitaliy Zhuk, Nikolay Polevodov and Stanislav Kim behind bars on suspicion of worshipping Jehovah God. The arrests were preceded by an operation to catch Witnesses at a gathering in a cafe.

Case of Polevodov and Others in Khabarovsk

Khabarovsk Territory
Case number:
Number of the case in court:
1-18/2020 (1-553/2019)
Current stage:
trial in court of first instance
Suspected of:
according to the investigation they organised the activity of the religious organisation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the city of Khabarovsk (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), 282.1 (2), 282.1 (1)
Investigative Department of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia for the Khabarovsk Territory
Case initiated:
10 November 2018


10.11.2018 Возбуждено уголовное дело против 6 жителей Хабаровска.
12.11.2018 Николай Полеводов, Станислав Ким и Виталий Жук отправлены в СИЗО.
29.01.2019 Станислав Ким последним покидает СИЗО, и теперь все обвиняемые по делу находятся на свободе с более мягкими мерами пресечения.
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