Nizhny Novgorod Region

State allowed a believer Alternative Civilian Service due to his faith, and then declared this faith criminal. Read Maksim Zavrazhnov’s bio

Nizhny Novgorod Region

In Nizhniy Novgorod, car technician and family head faces religious discrimination and criminal persecution. Oleg Konshin’s bio published

Nizhny Novgorod Region

Master of Sports of USSR charged with extremism because of his love for the Bible. Read Sergey Malyanov’s bio

Nizhny Novgorod Region

Aleksandr Vavilov has been in pretrial detention for more than a month for “arranging religioius speeches and worship.” What do we know about him?

Nizhny Novgorod Region

Musician Aleksey Oreshkov who takes care about his elderly mother thrown to jail because of his religious affiliation. Read his biography

Nizhny Novgorod Region

52-year-old sewer Galina Abrosimova from Nizhniy Novgorod suspected of serious crime — choice of religion. What do we know about her?

Nizhny Novgorod Region

Peaceful milling-machine operator Vladimir Manushakyan treated as criminal because of his commitment to Bible testaments. His story is revealing

Nizhny Novgorod Region

In Nizhniy Novgorod, at least 11 peaceful citizens face jail because of their faith. Engineer Sergey Verhoturov is one of them. His bio is published

Nizhny Novgorod Region

Two Residents of Nizhny Novgorod Region Jailed Due to Their Faith

In July 2019, in the Nizhny Novgorod Region, the court sent Aleksandr Vavilov,51, and Aleksey Oreshkov, 48, to the pre-trial detention center. Both are accused by investigating officers of engaging in extremist activities as presently defined by courts interpreting the peaceful religious beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Nizhny Novgorod Region

At Least 13 Witnesses Detained Near Nizhny Novgorod

At least 13 believers were detained during a special operation in the Nizhny Novgorod region on July 16 and 17, 2019. One of them, 48-year-old Alexey Oreshkov, is now in a pretrial detention center. Another is under house arrest. The situation with the other detainees is to be clarified.

Nizhny Novgorod Region

Mass Raids Against Witnesses in Nizhny Novgorod Region

On July 16 and 17, 2019, security forces conducted about 10 searches in the houses of Witnesses  in Nizhny Novgorod and the town of Pavlovo (Nizhny Novgorod Region). In at least one instance, agents forced the residents to lie on the floor. Detained men and women were interrogated.

Nizhny Novgorod Region

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In Nizhniy Novgorod, Police Rudely Disrupt Religious Service. Planting of Banned Brochure

On 10 February 2017, a group of 15 law enforcement officers disrupted a religious service attended by approximately 100 Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Nizhny Novgorod Region