Photo: Raid on Witnesses, 2016


Searches Conducted in Saransk. Father of Young Children Is Detained.


Early in the morning on February 6, 2019, in the capital of Mordovia at least 20 searches were conducted in the homes of citizens who are considered to be Jehovah's Witnesses. Vladimir Atryakhin, a 31-year-old husband and father of two young children, was detained. A preventive measure restricting his freedom of movement is expected to be imposed upon him on February 8.

Earlier, well-known Russian public figures, the Human Rights Council under the President of the Russian Federation, as well as the President of Russia himself, spoke about the increasing violations of the rights of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Case of Atryakhin and Others in Saransk

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В чем подозревается:
according to the investigation, they "disseminated ideology and faith among the citizens of the Republic of Mordovia… by conducting convers​ations with citizens of Saransk and other population centers" which is interpreted as "organising 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:
4 February 2019 
Текущая стадия дела:
приговор вступил в силу
Investigative Department of the Directorate of the FSB of Russia for the Republic of Mordovia
Номер дела в суде:
1-13/2022 (1-216/2021)
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