The Supreme Court of the Republic of Tatarstan ruled to put under house arrest Vladimir Myakushin, Aydar Yulmetyev and Konstantin Matrashov. Two of them have already left the detention centre.
The Supreme Court of the Republic of Tatarstan ordered that Ilkham Karimov be transferred to house arrest after 160 days in the detention centre, but he is still being held there because of delays with the paperwork.
24-year-old Aydar Yulmetyev was arrested on 29 May 2018 in Naberezhnyye Chelny. Earlier in this city, three people were already arrested who are suspected of professing the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
On 27 May 2018 in Naberezhnyye Chelny, law enforcement officers entered and searched 10 flats of local residents. 37-year-old Ilkham Karimov, 30-year-old Vladimir Myakushin and 29-year-old Konstantin Matrashov were arrested.
On 20 September 2017, law enforcement officers invaded and searched at least two homes of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Bugulma.
The Supreme Court decision has caused a torrent of violations of the rights of citizens. Reports indicate that the management of institutions are initiating the dismissal of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Young Men Denied Constitutional Right to Alternative Service After Supreme Court Decision Liquidating Organisations of Jehovah’s Witnesses
Young Witnesses from the Republic of Tatarstan and Chuvashia report problems exercising their right to alternative civilian service.