Orenburg Region

In Orenburg, Investigator’s Petition for Toughening Preventive Measure for Two Believers Is Denied

On April 10, 2019, Orenburg Court refused to grant the petition of an investigator who wanted to block Vladimir Kochnev and Vladislav Kolbanov from leaving the house at nighttime. For now, they are prohibited from socializing with other people involved in the case, both by phone and via the Internet, and exchange emails.

Orenburg 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 Orenburg and Magadan, Three Witnesses Leave Detention for House Arrest

On 3 August 2018, the Leninskiy District Court of Orenburg issued a ruling to impose house arrest on V. Kochnev and A. Suvorov. At the same time, the Magadan Regional Court transferred K. Petrov from detention to house arrest.

Orenburg Arrests Have Not Intimidated Witnesses

With tears on their faces, they bravely looked in the eyes of the judges. However, the judges and prosecutors, with their heads lowered, sent the Witnesses behind bars.

Orenburg Region

In Orenburg, Two in Detention, One Under House Arrest

On 19 May 2018, the district court put Witnesses Vladimir Kochnev (38 years old) and Aleksandr Suvorov (38 years old) behind bars. 25-year-old Vladislav Kolbanov was transferred to house arrest.

Orenburg Region

Details About Raid on Witnesses in Orenburg

Four localities. Eighteen searches. Fifteen detainees. Three were sent to a temporary holding facility. Eleven were charged.

Orenburg Region

Criminal Case, Searches and Arrests in Orenburg

On 16 May 2018 in Orenburg and Buzuluk, a series of searches took place in the homes of persons believed to be Jehovah’s Witnesses. Three people were detained, and three others signed agreements restricting travel.

Orenburg Region