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“Thanks to [Persecution], My Faith Has Become Even Stronger.” The Last Word of Aleksey Metsger at the Trial in Perm

What did Aleksey Metsger talk about on November 12, 2019, before the Ordzhonikidze District Court of Perm fined him 350 thousand rubles for practicing his religion?

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Perm Resident Will Pay 350,000 Rubles for the Right To Practice His Religion. Sentence Pronounced to Aleksey Metsger

Judge Svetlana Chereneva from the Ordzhonikidze District Court of Perm found Aleksey Metsger, 44, guilty under Part 2 of Art. 282.2 (participation in extremist activity). According to the verdict of November 14, 2019, he is fined 350 thousand rubles (about $5500 US).

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Will Another Peaceful Believer Go to Jail? On November 14 the Court Will Pronounce the Verdict in the Metsger Case

On November 14, 2019, at 1:00 pm (Moscow time), in the Ordzhonikidze District Court of Perm (11 Kavkazskaya St.), the verdict will be pronounced in the case of Aleksey Metsger, accused of believing

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Aleksey Metsger’s Speech During Court Debate in Perm

On November 5, 2019, in the Ordzhonikidze District Court of Perm, Aleksey Metsger cited extensive evidence that reading and discussing

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Perm Prosecutor Requested Three Years in Prison for Aleksey Metsger Due to His Religion

On November 5, 2019, in the Ordzhonikidze District Court of Perm, the prosecutor's office requested 3 years in prison for Aleksey Metsger.

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Four prosecution witnesses in the Metsger case never heard calls for extremism from him; another has never seen him. Read the process timeline

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At Metsger trial in Perm, three prosecution witnesses failed to appear. Defense points out gross errors during investigation. Read case timeline

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In Perm Territory, retired engineer was deprived of his credit card and accused of extremism because of his faith in God. Read Valeriy Petrenko’s bio

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Perm Regional Court upheld the conviction of Jehovah's Witness Aleksandr Solovyev. He will pay a large fine of 300,000 rubles for his faith

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In Perm, an engineer faces 6 years of prison term for faith in God and reading the Bible. Read Aleksey Metsger’s biography

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Another Case Criminalizing Faith in Perm. Aleksey Metsger Charged with Practicing Extremism

On August 22, 2019, Aleksey Metsger, 42, resident of Perm, was officially charged with participating in “extremist activities.” A recognizance not to leave his home city was taken from him. The believer faces up to six years in prison only for practicing his religion.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.