Photo: Handcuffed Valeriy Shalev. Smolensk (April 2019)


Three in Detention for Their Faith in Smolensk

Smolensk 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.

Case of Shalev and Others in Smolensk

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В чем подозревается:
According to the investigation he “organized and held a joint prayer to ‘Jehovah’, carried out a demonstration of videos ... informing adherents on issues of participation in conventions ... organizing and conducting subsequent joint meetings” (from the indictment)
Smolensk Region
Номер дела в суде:
1-2/2021 (1-159/2020)
Investigative Department of the Directorate of the FSB of Russia for the Smolensk Region
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Текущая стадия дела:
приговор вступил в силу
25 April 2019