Ivanovo Region

Witness Released in Ivanovo Region Six Months After Arrest

On July 5, 2019, Ivanovo Regional Court released Yevgeniy Spirin, 33, from a detention center and transferred him to house arrest. In total, the believer spent 160 days in custody. 

Ivanovo Region

UN Group Condemns Russia’s Abuse of Jehovah’s Witnesses

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has categorically condemned the arrests of Jehovah’s Witnesses and demanded that Russia immediately free the worshippers. We publish the whole document in Russian.

One of Jehovah’s Witnesses Jailed for Two Months in Ivanovo

On January 28, 2019, Larisa Zubova, judge of the Oktyabrskiy District Court of the city of Ivanovo, sent Yevgeniy Spirin, a 32-year-old resident of the town of Furmanov, to prison for believing in God.

Ivanovo Region

New Criminal Case and Arrest in Ivanovo Region

On January 27, 2019, Yevgeniy Spirin, a 32-year-old resident of the town of Furmanov was detained by FSB officers after they conducted searches in the homes of citizens suspected of practicing the religion of Jehovah's Witnesses. Yevgeniy Spirin is being charged under article 282.2 (1) of the Criminal Code.

Ivanovo Region

Judges Around the Country Are Assigning Lighter Pre-Trial Preventive Measures

Measures have been reduced from prison detention to restrictions on various activities, and even just on travel, but believers still face the threat of up to 10 years in prison. Investigators demand the right to hold them under guard in failed attempts to force them into self-incrimination.

In Ivanovo Region, Witness Leaves Detention Centre After 171 Days

On 15 November 2018, the appellate court overturned a ruling to extend the pre-trial detention of Dmitriy Mikhaylov, a 40-year-old resident of Shuya.

Ivanovo Region

In Shuya, New Searches, 10-Year-Old Child Interrogated

In the Ivanovo Region, criminal prosecution for reasons of faith is growing in scale. Both men and women are being subjected to repression, and children are suffering as well.

Ivanovo Region

40-Year-Old Witness Arrested in Ivanovo Region

On 29 May 2018, 40-year-old Dmitriy Mikhaylov was taken into custody. At the time of his arrest, he was told that he was suspected of “financing” extremist activity (Article 282.3 of the Russian Criminal Code).

Ivanovo Region

Criminal Case in Ivanovo Region

Dmitriy Mikhaylov, a 40-year-old resident of Shuya who professes the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses, signed an agreement restricting travel. Searches were conducted in town.

Ivanovo Region

In Four Regions, Almost Simultaneous Arrests of Presumed Jehovah’s Witnesses

On 10, 18, 19 and 20 April 2018, home searches took place in Bashkiria, the Ivanovo and Murmansk Regions and the Primorskiy Territory. Four people were arrested.