On February 4, a Verdict Is Due in Khabarovsk in the First of Two Cases of Polevodov and Kim. The Charge Asks Three Years in Jail

Photo: Nikolay Polevodov and Stanislav Kim

On January 31, 2020, the prosecutor’s office demanded that the court declare Stanislav Kim and Nikolay Polevodov guilty under Part 2 of Article 282.2 of the Criminal Code. Believers themselves did not admit guilt and asked to be fully justified. The verdict is expected February 4 at 3 p.m. in the Zheleznodorozhniy District Court of Khabarovsk on street Suvorova, 73.

Case of Polevodov and Others in Khabarovsk

Khabarovsk Territory
Case number:
Number of the case in court:
1-18/2020 (1-553/2019)
Current stage:
trial in court of first instance
Suspected of:
according to the investigation they organised the activity of the religious organisation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the city of Khabarovsk (with reference to the decision of the Russian Supreme Court on the liquidation of all 396 registered organisations of Jehovah’s Witnesses)
Article of the Russian Criminal Code:
282.2 (1), 282.2 (2), 282.1 (2), 282.1 (1)
Investigative Department of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia for the Khabarovsk Territory
Case initiated:
10 November 2018


10.11.2018 Возбуждено уголовное дело против 6 жителей Хабаровска.
12.11.2018 Николай Полеводов, Станислав Ким и Виталий Жук отправлены в СИЗО.
29.01.2019 Станислав Ким последним покидает СИЗО, и теперь все обвиняемые по делу находятся на свободе с более мягкими мерами пресечения.
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