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 PolyarnyMurmansk Region
On January 24, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., the judge of the Polyarny District Court of the Murmansk Region is scheduled to announce the verdict to two friends, Roman Markin and Viktor Trofimov. The prosecutor requested 6 years for Markin and 6 years and 5 months in prison for Trofimov because both believe in Jehovah God and try to live according to the principles of Christianity.
On the eve of the announcement of the verdict, we publish excerpts from Roman Markin's speech in the debate. On January 15, 2020, he told the court about the campaign to discredit Jehovah's Witnesses, the misinterpretation of their activities, as well as the grounds on which Christians do what the security forces biasedly classify as extremism.