Ivanovo Region

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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).

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.

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.