Photo: Feliks Makhammadiyev
Persecution Sinks to a New Level: Feliks Makhammadiyev Became the First of Jehovah's Witnesses Forced to Stateless-Person StatusSaratov Region, Orenburg Region
On May 8, 2020, it was learned that Russian citizenship of Saratov resident Feliks Makhammadiyev, who had suffered a brutal beating in a colony of Orenburg, was annulled after his 18 years of living legally in this country. In fact, Russia violates his fundamental right to citizenship, which is entrenched in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Feliks Makhammadiyev was born in a family of law enforcement officials in Uzbekistan. As a minor, he moved to Saratov. There he became a citizen of Russia.