Bryansk Region

Searches of Non-Jehovah's Witnesses Carried Out in the Bryansk Region

On June 26, 2019 it became known that in the town of Unecha (Bryansk Region), law enforcement agencies searched three apartments of locals who were mistakenly believed to adhere to the religious views of Jehovah's Witnesses. In one apartment, even floors were broken open in search of forbidden literature.

Two Women Held in Bryansk Region; 22 Homes Searched

Tatyana Shamsheva, 42, and Olga Silayeva, 31, were arrested in the Bryansk region on June 11, 2019, after 22 searches were conducted in the homes of local Jehovah's Witnesses in the towns of Unecha and Novozybkov, and the villages of Klimovo and Dobrik. Since then, they have been held in a detention center.

Reports of Mass Searches Come From the Bryansk Region

In the morning of June 11, 2019, in the towns of Unecha and Novozybkov (Bryansk Region), law enforcement officers raided the homes of local residents suspected of practicing the religion of Jehovah's Witnesses.