On June 26, 2019, Roman Makhnev, 43, was handcuffed to a pipe in the Federal Security Service (FSB) building in Kaluga and left in that position until the next morning. After a sleepless night, he was subjected to “investigative actions.” For three days, June 26, 27, and 28, he was provided no food. It was only on June 29 that he was first fed breakfast.
On June 26, 2019, searches were conducted in the city of Kaluga (Kaluga region) on the basis of the assumption that targeted residents profess the religion of Jehovah's Witnesses. The court ordered Roman Makhnev and Dmitry Kuzin to be detained for two months. One of the detainees said banned literature was planted at his apartment.