Photo: Viktor Trofimov and Roman Markin


Jehovah's Witness and extremist are mutually exclusive concepts." Speech by Roman Markin in the debate at his trial in Polyarny

Murmansk Region

Excerpts from the speech of Roman Markin in the debate are published in Russian. On January 15, 2020, he told the court about a campaign to discredit Jehovah’s Witnesses, misinterpretation of their activities, and the grounds on which Christians do what the authorities biasedly classify as extremism.

Case of Markin and Trofimov in Polyarny

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Murmansk Region
Населенный пункт:
В чем подозревается:
according to the investigation he together with others 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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12 April 2018 
Текущая стадия дела:
приговор вступил в силу
Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Murmansk Region
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