Photo: Valeriya and Sergey Rayman


Court of Appeal in Kostroma Secures the Right of Young Spouses to Worship Jehovah God Without Fear of Criminal Prosecution

Kostroma Region

On November 14, 2019, the Kostroma Regional Court approved the decision of the district court to return the criminal case to the prosecutor's office. Valeriya and Sergey Rayman are innocent. The shocking footage of the assault on their apartment, circled by the media in July 2018, is only a documentary confirmation of the suffering experienced by believers.

Case of the Raymans in Kostroma

Краткая история дела

Фигуранты дела

Сводка по делу

Номер уголовного дела:
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).
Kostroma Region
Номер дела в суде:
Investigative Department for the Tsentralniy District of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Kostroma Region
Населенный пункт:
Текущая стадия дела:
приговор вступил в силу
24 July 2018