Photo: Handcuffed Valeriy Shalev. Smolensk (April 2019)
Three in Detention for Their Faith in SmolenskSmolensk Region
On April 26, 2019, court decided on two months’ detention for three Witnesses, Ruslan Korolev, 36, Valeriy Shalev, 41, and Viktor Malkov, 60. This is the second criminal case opened in Smolensk by the Federal Security Service (FSB). The men are suspected of participating in an extremist organization. Homes of the believers were searched.