Photo: Yuriy Geraskov


Yuriy Geraskov, a 64-year-old Believer, Died a Week Before He Could Appear in Court. He Spent the Last Year of His Life as a Defendant for Faith

Kirov Region

On April 24, 2020, at the age of 64, Kirov resident Yuriy Geraskov died of a long illness. He was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The investigator knew about the health condition of the believer, but did not stop the criminal prosecution. Stress from searches and interrogations negatively affected Yuriy’s well-being.

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Kirov Region
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В чем подозревается:
according to the investigation, “they organised meetings of followers and participants of the association [Jehovah’s Witnesses] in different flats, performing actions characteristic of this association: singing Bible songs together, improving skills for missionary activity, as well as studying religious literature, the so-called ‘Holy Scriptures’ (Bible), which is on the Federal List of Extremist Materials and contains the teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses”.
Номер уголовного дела:
3 October 2018 
Текущая стадия дела:
приговор вступил в силу
Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Kirov Region
Номер дела в суде:
1-2/2022 (1-5/2021; 1-123/2020)
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