Photo: Raid on Witnesses, 2016
Searches Conducted in Saransk. Father of Young Children Is Detained.Mordovia
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.