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New Criminal Cases for Faith Along the Chinese Border

Photo: Police raid in Tomsk, 2018

On March 21, 2019, at least five searches were carried out in the town of Zeya (Amur Region) in the homes of local residents who are considered to be Jehovah's Witnesses. A criminal case was initiated under the article on the organization of the activities of an extremist organization. Konstantin Moiseenko, 42, was named as a suspect and ordered not to leave.

Shortly before, on March 17, 2019, searches of the homes of believers were held in Luchegorsk (Primorsky Territory). Local residents Yuriy Belosludtsev and Sergey Sergeyev were sent to the detention center. They were accused of violating the article on the organization of the activities of an extremist organization on the grounds that the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation in an all-inclusive ruling banned 396 organizations of Jehovah's Witnesses, including the local religious organization in Luchegorsk.

Criminal case

Case of Moiseyenko in Zeya

Amur Region
Case number:
Current stage:
preliminary investigation
Suspected of:
According to the investigation he “organized meetings of followers ... of a religious organization”
Investigative Department of FSSD of Russia for Amur Region
Case initiated:
21 March 2019


21.03.2019 СО УФСБ России по Амурской области возбуждает уголовное дело за веру по ст. 282.2 (1); по версии следствия, «организовывал собрания последователей… религиозной организации». Невинными жертвами правоохранителей становятся: Моисеенко Константин (1976 г.р.).
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