Photo: Viktor Malkov and his wife


In Smolensk, Viktor Malkov, 61, Died Suddenly. Released After Eight Months in Pre-trial Detention, He Succumbed Before Court Date

Smolensk Region

On April 26, 2020, a year after his arrest, one of Jehovah’s Witnesses from Smolensk, Viktor Malkov, died. Before the criminal case, he worked as a driver, helped an elderly mother and a disabled brother, was a loving husband and a reliable friend. For his faith, Victor spent eight months in a pre-trial detention center and three months under house arrest. This undermined Viktor Malkov’s already poor health.

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Smolensk Region
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В чем подозревается:
According to the investigation he “organized and held a joint prayer to ‘Jehovah’, carried out a demonstration of videos ... informing adherents on issues of participation in conventions ... organizing and conducting subsequent joint meetings” (from the indictment)
Номер уголовного дела:
25 April 2019 
Текущая стадия дела:
приговор вступил в силу
Investigative Department of the Directorate of the FSB of Russia for the Smolensk Region
Номер дела в суде:
1-2/2021 (1-159/2020)
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