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‘The Father Has Everything Under Control.’ Yuriy Savelyev Tells of Life in Jail and Nearly 5,000 Letters From Around the World

Novosibirsk Region

Yuriy Savelyev, a 66-year-old resident of Novosibirsk, has been detained for almost a year and a half. In prison, he faced humiliation, poor health, and the threat of contracting coronavirus, but in those trials he felt God’s support. He received about 4,700 letters from 44 countries and encourages others himself. Despite all the difficulties, Yuriy considers isolation as an opportunity to encourage others. “Love life! […] Dear ones, take care of and forgive each other, while there is time.”— Yuriy, writing in a responding letter.

Case of Savelyev in Novosibirsk

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Novosibirsk Region
Населенный пункт:
В чем подозревается:
according to the investigation he unlawfully organised the activity of the religious organisation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the city of Novosibirsk (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:
7 November 2018 
Текущая стадия дела:
приговор вступил в силу
Investigative Department of the Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia for the Novosibirsk Region
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