Perm Territory

In Perm, Witness Convicted for Faith Sentenced to Excessive Fine

Three hundred thousand rubles instead of the 3.5 years in prison the prosecutor had requested, said the Ordzhonikidze District Court of Perm to Aleksandr Solovyov—one of Jehovah's Witnesses. The verdict was announced on July 4, 2019. The believer insists on his innocence and will appeal the sentence.

Term Exceeding Three Years Asked for Perm Resident Over Faith

In Perm, the trial has ended of Alexander Solovyev, who is charged under Part 2 of Art. 282.2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (organizing activities of an extremist organization). The prosecution asked to send the 49-year-old Witness believer to a penal colony for 3.5 years.

Prosecutor’s Office in Perm Indicts Aleksandr Solovyov

On May 6, 2019, Aleksander Deryshov, the Deputy Prosecutor of the Perm Territory, signed a final document in which investigators summarized the charge against Perm resident Aleksandr Solovyov, 48, who is suspected of practicing the religion of Jehovah's Witnesses. The case goes to court.

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.

Four More Criminal Cases in Perm

From 24 to 26 September 2018, the Perm FSB initiated four more criminal cases for alleged participation in religious services interpreted as the “activity of an extremist community”.

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In Perm Territory, New Criminal Case and Two Under House Arrest

Searches took place in cities of the Perm Territory, and several persons were detained and interrogated. 50-year-old Igor Turik and 51-year-old Viktor Kuchkov were put under house arrest after being in custody in the detention centre.

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Perm Witness Transferred From Detention Facility to House Arrest

On 24 May 2018, after being in detention for two days, a 48-year-old Jehovah’s Witness, Aleksandr Solovyev, was released from custody. The court found it possible to impose the more lenient preventive measure of house arrest.

Perm: Criminal Case, Witness Sent to Jail

Removed from a train and sent to a temporary holding facility, 48-year-old Aleksandr Solovyev, a Perm resident, is suspected of professing the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Увольнение по причине вероисповедания

Witnesses Forced to Quit Because of Supreme Court Decision Against Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Supreme Court decision has caused a torrent of violations of the rights of citizens. Reports indicate that the management of institutions are initiating the dismissal of Jehovah’s Witnesses.