Photo: Jehovah’s Witnesses searched in Mordovia, Russia (2019)


New Searches for Jehovah’s Witnesses in Primorye; Believer Spends Two Days Behind Bars

Primorye Territory

On June 18, 2019, searches and detentions based on religious discrimination continued in the Primorsky Territory. In Ussuriysk, agents of the Investigation Committee of Russia searched the apartments of two persons suspected of practicing the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The men, Sergey Korolchuk and Dmitry Tishchenko, were stripped of their mobile phones and other electronic devices. At the same time, Sergey Korolchuk was detained and placed in a temporary detention center, where he stayed until June 20. During an interrogation, it was learned that Sergey had been under surveillance for a long time. He is charged under Part 1 of Art. 282.2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation prohibiting the organizing of an “extremist organization.”

Case of Korolchuk in Ussuriysk

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Primorye Territory
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According to the investigation he “took steps to organize the recruitment of new members aimed at continuing the illegal activities of the banned religious organization ‘Jehovah's Witnesses Administrative Center in Russia’” (with reference to the decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on the liquidation of the religious organization “Jehovah's Witnesses Administrative Center in Russia” and its structural divisions)
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18 June 2019 
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Investigation Department for Ussuriysk city of the Investigation Administration of the IC of Russia for Primorye Territory
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1-9/2022 (1-57/2021; 1-659/2020)
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