On November 25, 2019, Grigoriy Bubnov from the village of Razdolnoye (Primorye Territory) will make his last statement, after which Judge Natalya Derevyagina will retire to the deliberation room. The verdict can be announced on the same day.
On November 12, 2019, the Leninsky District Court of Vladivostok, chaired by Judge Anton Sklizkov, returned the case naming Valentin Osadchuk to the prosecutor. The defendants in this case are also six women, the oldest of whom is 85 years old.
In Spassk-Dalniy, a Witness Suffered a Stroke in a Convoy Car. Later, an Electronic Bracelet Was Attached to Her Leg—the One Not Paralyzed
On October 10, 2019, in a convoy car on the way to court, 67-year-old Olga Opaleva became ill and was hospitalized with an ischemic stroke. On October 23, she was escorted from the hospital back to house arrest. Her left side paralyzed, an electronic bracelet is put on her right leg nevertheless. She moves around the room with difficulty.
Prosecutor's Office of the Volno-Nadezhdinskoye Rural Locality Wanted Seven Years in Penal Colony for 54-year-old Witness
On October 22, 2019, in Volno-Nadezhdinskoye District Court, speaking in the debate on the case of Grigoriy Bubnov, the prosecutor's office requested seven years of imprisonment for him in a penal
October 18, 2019, Pervorechenskiy Court of Vladivostok softened his preventive measure to prohibition of certain actions.
Sergey Melnikov, Accused of Talking About Religion, Released from Detention in Ussuriysk, Primorsky Territory
On October 4, 2019, a judge of the Ussuriysk District Court, Galina Lazareva, decided to change the preventive measure on local resident Sergey Melnikov from pre-trial detention to house arrest.
At the end of September 2019, a court in the Primorsky Territory decided to release two believers from the pre-trial detention center.
Law-enforcement agencies searched homes of two citizens of Ussuriysk because they professed the faith of Jehovah’s Witnesses. One has been under video surveillance; he was interrogated and spent two days in jail.
On June 5, 2019, in Ussuriysk, local resident Sergey Melnikov, 46, was arrested and sent to a detention center for two months. This becomes at least the seventh criminal case against Jehovah's Witnesses in the Primorye Territory.