Photo: Sergey and Valeriya Rayman


Court in Kostroma Recognizes Right to Believe as Jehovah's Witnesses and Chastises Investigators for Unfounded Charges

Kostroma Region

On September 25, 2019, the Sverdlovsk District Court of Kostroma returned the criminal case against the couple of Valeriya and Sergey Rayman to the Kostroma prosecutor's office. In its ruling, the court emphasized that in the case of the spouses “there was a legal right to practice the religion of Jehovah's Witnesses which was not prohibited.”

Case of the Raymans in Kostroma

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Kostroma Region
Населенный пункт:
В чем подозревается:
according to the investigation they participated in religious services, which is interpreted as organising and participating in the activities of an extremist organisation (with reference to the decision of the Russian Supreme Court on the liquidation of all 396 registered organisations of Jehovah’s Witnesses).
Номер уголовного дела:
24 July 2018 
Текущая стадия дела:
приговор вступил в силу
Investigative Department for the Tsentralniy District of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Kostroma Region
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