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Actions of Law Enforcement Officers

A New Wave of Searches in the District of Primorye, Where 12 Cases Against Worshipers Are Underway. This Time a Raid in the Village of Tavrichanka

Primorye Territory

On July 2, 2020, starting at 8 a.m., searches began in at least six families of Jehovah's Witnesses in the village of Tavrichanka. It is known that three believers were taken away for interrogation. The searches were sanctioned by Marina Gerasimova, a judge of the Nadezhdinskiy District Court. The news is being updated.

Update. According to updated information, 11 people were taken to the investigating body for interrogation. All of them were released. As a result, 13 believers became victims of the searches. The first search began at 07:10.

About 8 thousand people live in Tavrichanka, located on the coast of Amur Bay. The settlement is a part of Nadezhdinsky district of Primorye Territory. This is not the first criminal case for the faith in this municipality. Currently, two trials are being heard in the Nadezhdinsky District Court - against 77-year-old believer Vladimir Filippov and 73-year-old believer Lyudmila Shut. It is noteworthy that Vladimir Filippov was searched three times. During one of the raids law enforcers beat him for his faith.

A total of 12 cases against 24 believers are being investigated in Primorye Territory.The cases were brought in Razdolnoye (2), in Ussuriisk (3), in Partisansk, in Luchegorsk, in Spassk-Dalny, in Vladivostok (3), in Lesozavodsk.