Photo: Valeriy Moskalenko


Khabarovsk Appeal Court Replaces 26 Months of Forced Labor With a Large Fine for a Witness

Khabarovsk Territory

On November 5, 2019, Khabarovsk Regional Court commuted the sentence against Valeriy Moskalenko, replacing forced labor with a fine of 500 thousand rubles—for reading an excerpt from the Sermon on the Mount of Christ. Given 396 days he already spent in jail, the court released him from payment of this fine. In contrast, the prosecution earlier had requested three years in prison for him.

Case of Moskalenko in Khabarovsk

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Khabarovsk Territory
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В чем подозревается:
according to the investigation, together with others he conducted religious services, which is interpreted as “organising the activity 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)
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1 August 2018 
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приговор вступил в силу
Investigative Department of the Directorate of the FSB of Russia for the Khabarovsk Territory
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