Photo: building in the city of Cherkessk where Jehovah's Witnesses used to hold meetings
Raids on Witnesses in the Capital of Karachay-Cherkessia. The 43-Year-Old Christian Shepherd Is Kept in the FSB for the Second DayKarachay-Cherkessia
On December 16, 2019, in the city of Cherkessk, the FSB conducted at least nine searches in the homes of Jehovah's Witnesses. A criminal case has been instituted against Albert Batchaev under Art. 282.2 (1) of the Criminal Code for organizing “the performance of songs from a special collection of religious teachings of Jehovah's Witnesses and prayers to Jehovah God” and similar actions.
Update. On December 21, 2019, Cherkesskiy City Court sent Albert Batchaev to jail until February 11, 2020. The disappointing decision upset about 25 friends and relatives of the believer who came to the court to support him.