Actions of Law Enforcement Officers

A 66-year-old Jehovah's Witness, Valeriy Baylo, was Detained in the Krasnodar Territory. He is in a Pre-Trial Detention Center

Krasnodar Territory

On April 2, 2024, one of Jehovah's Witnesses, 66-year-old Valeriy Baylo, was detained in the village of Kholmskaya, Krasnodar Territory. According to preliminary information, his apartment was searched.

Two days later, the Abinsk District Court imposed detention as a preventive measure on the believer. Currently, he is in detention center No. 3 in Novorossiysk.

Earlier, Valeriy Baylo was a witness in the criminal case of Aleksandr Ivshin, who is already serving a sentence in a penal colony for his faith.

The case of Baylo in Kholmskaya

Case History
In March 2024, a criminal case was initiated against Valeriy Baylo under the article on participation in the activities of an extremist organization. A few days later, the man was summoned to the Investigative Committee for questioning, after which his home was searched and he was placed in a pre-trial detention center.

Persons in case

Criminal case

Krasnodar Territory
Suspected of:
"disseminated the ideology of the extremist organization Jehovah's Witnesses, conducted and listened to lectures based on the religious literature "Jehovah's Witnesses", revealing the religious ideological doctrine of the doctrine of the extremist organization "Jehovah's Witnesses"" (from the decision to bring as an accused)
Court case number:
March 28, 2024
Current case stage:
preliminary investigation
Articles of Criminal Code of Russian Federation:
282.2 (2)
Case History