Photo: Police officers are removing the handcuffs from Vladimir Alushkin in January 2019


Four Men Held in Pre-Trial Detention for Their Religious Beliefs Have Been Transferred to House Arrest

Penza Region,   Khabarovsk Territory,   Primorye Territory

Vladimir Alushkin in Penza, Vitaliy Zhuk and Nikolay Polyevodov in Khabarovsk, and Valentin Osadchuk in Vladivostok have all been released from pre-trial detention.

On January 14, 2019, a lower court in Penza transferred 54-year-old Vladimir Alushkin to house arrest after he spent 184 days behind bars. On the same day a regional court in Khabarovsk released Vitaliy Zhuk and Nikolay Polevodov after they each spent 66 days in detention.

On January 18, 2019, Valentin Osadchuk of Vladivostok was transferred by an appellate court to house arrest after he spent 275 days in detention.

Case of Alushkin and Others in Penza

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Сводка по делу

Penza Region
Населенный пункт:
В чем подозревается:
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)
Номер уголовного дела:
11 July 2018 
Текущая стадия дела:
приговор вступил в силу
Bessonovskiy Inter-district Investigative Department of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Penza Region
Номер дела в суде:
1-110/2020 (1-167/2019)
Суд первой инстанции:
Ленинский районный суд г. Пензы
Танченко Р.В.
История дела