Khabarovsk Territory

Hearings in the Khabarovsk case​ were postponed to October 28. Prosecutor will have to present his evidence

Khabarovsk Territory

On September 9, hearings on the merits of six believers accused of professing faith in Jehovah begin in Khabarovsk. Read details in the chronicle

Khabarovsk Territory

2 Years and 2 Months of Forced Labor and 6 Months’ Restriction for Reading Bible. Valeriy Moskalenko Free, But With Guilty Verdict

Two years and two months of forced labor and another six months of restriction of freedom — this is the sentence pronounced for Valeriy Moskalenko in the Zheleznodorozhny District Court of Khabarovsk on September 2, 2019. However, the court did not support the petition for a prison term for a peaceful believer incriminated in reading the Bible.

Khabarovsk Territory

In Khabarovsk, Trial Nears for 52-Year-Old Witness in Jail for More Than a Year

On August 15, 2019, in the Zheleznodorozhny District Court of Khabarovsk, the criminal  investigation against local resident Valery Moskalenko, 52, was completed. He faces up to six years in prison because in the spring of 2018 in a hotel conference room he allegedly talked with friends about faith in Jehovah God. The case is being heard by Judge Ivan Belykh. Debate will begin August 28. The prosecution will announce the sentence they are requesting be imposed on the believer. 

Khabarovsk Territory

In Khabarovsk, elderly former school teacher faces prison because of her faith. Read Maya Karpushkina’s bio

Khabarovsk Territory

Svetlana Sedova from Khabarovsk faces jail because of her faith in God. Here is her bio

Khabarovsk Territory

In Khabarovsk, husband and wife await trial because of their religious views. Read Tatiana Zhuk’s biography

Khabarovsk Territory

Reading Bible in hotel resulted in criminal charges against Yevgeniy Aksenov from Khabarovsk. What do we know about him?

Khabarovsk Territory

Criminal Prosecution of Yevgeniy Aksenov for Reading Holy Scriptures in Khabarovsk

On the evening of August 6, 2019, four FSB officers with witnesses came to the apartment of Yevgeniy Aksenov, a native of Khabarovsk, and his family in Khabarovsk. During the search, they overturned everything and seized a computer hard drive. On July 24, 2019, an order citing criminal activity was issued to prosecute him. The decision was signed by D. Pozdnyakov, senior investigator of the investigative department of the FSB of Russia in Khabarovsk Territory. The "guilt" of Yevgeniy Aksenov, according to the investigation, is that in April 2018, he, together with friends, met in the conference hall of the hotel complex and read the Holy Scriptures. Law enforcement officials regard this as a continuation of extremist activity.

Khabarovsk Territory

Third Witness in Khabarovsk Transferred to House Arrest; One Remains in Prison

On January 29, 2019, the Khabarovsk Regional Court reversed a lower court’s decision to place Stanislav Kim in pretrial detention. In Khabarovsk, one more Witness, Valery Moskalenko, remains in prison for his faith.

Khabarovsk Territory

Four Men Held in Pre-Trial Detention for Their Religious Beliefs Have Been Transferred to House Arrest

Vladimir Alushkin in Penza, Vitaliy Zhuk and Nikolay Polyevodov in Khabarovsk, and Valentin Osadchuk in Vladivostok have all been released from pre-trial detention.

Moskalenko Versus Russia: a New Complaint Filed With the ECHR on Behalf of Jehovah’s Witnesses

On December 18, 2018, a new complaint entitled “Moskalenko versus Russia” was submitted to the ECHR. The Strasbourg court has been asked to give this case priority handling in line with its policies.

Khabarovsk Territory, France

Searches and New Arrests in Khabarovsk After Friendly Gathering Disrupted

On 12 November 2018, the court put Vitaliy Zhuk, Nikolay Polevodov and Stanislav Kim behind bars on suspicion of worshipping Jehovah God. The arrests were preceded by an operation to catch Witnesses at a gathering in a cafe.

Khabarovsk Territory

Local Resident of Khabarovsk Arrested

On 2 August 2018, the FSB conducted searches in the homes of Khabarovsk residents suspected of professing the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses. 51-year-old Valeriy Moskalenko was sent to a detention centre.

Khabarovsk Territory

39-Year-Old Witness Arrested in Khabarovsk

In the evening of 30 May 2018 in Khabarovsk, 39-year-old Ivan Puyda was taken into custody. He is suspected of professing the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses.