Murmansk Region

In Murmansk Region, Two Witnesses Freed From House Arrest

After 120 days imprisoned in their own homes, Roman Markin and Viktor Trofimov were returned Feb. 7, 2019, to a relatively normal life.

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New Home Searches of Witnesses in Murmansk Region

On 23 November 2018 in Polyarnyy, the homes of two families were searched, leading to the seizure of Bibles in the synodal translation, a scientific paper on religion, notebooks, notes, a telephone, a computer and tablets.

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Two Murmansk Witnesses Under House Arrest After 176 Days in Detention

On 10 October 2018, the Polyarnyy District Court of the Murmansk Region lightened the preventive measure on Viktor Trofimov and Roman Markin.

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In Arctic, Peaceful Citizens — Jehovah’s Witnesses — in Detention 55 Days

Roman Markin and Viktor Trofimov from Polyarnyy are in Detention Centre No. 1 of the Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service for the Murmansk Region. During the searches, the Special Police Force officers acted very roughly.

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.

In Murmansk Region, Searches and Arrests of Presumed Jehovah’s Witnesses

On 18 April 2018 in Polyarnyy, three searches were conducted in the homes of local residents. Sixteen people were interrogated, and two are assumed to have been arrested.