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A Defective Criminal Case Against 6 Believers From Orenburg Returned to Prosecution. Two of Them Spent Almost 3 Months in Jail

Orenburg Region

On January 14, 2020, Tatyana Gorbacheva, judge of the Industrial District Court of Orenburg, returned the criminal case against six believers to the prosecutor’s office due to the unspecific nature of the charge and the lack of motives and goals for the alleged crime. It’s unclear how the believers’ actions were related to “extremist” activity, the court found.

Case of Kochnev and Others in Orenburg

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Orenburg Region
Населенный пункт:
В чем подозревается:
according to the investigation, together with others he conducted religious services, which is interpreted as “organising and participating in 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)
Номер уголовного дела:
14 May 2018 
Текущая стадия дела:
Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Orenburg Region
Номер дела в суде:
1-1/2023 (1-2/2022; 1-139/2021; 1-62/2020; 1-501/2019)
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