On the morning of June 10, 2019, Ruslan Alyev, 32, was detained for 48 hours at his home in Rostov-on-Don. A few hours later it was learned that Semen Baybak, 22, also was detained. A criminal case targeting their faith was initiated.
On May 22, 2019, at least 15 apartments of Jehovah's Witnesses were invaded by law enforcement officers in Rostov-on-Don.
On the background of judicial action against organisations of Jehovah’s Witnesses, some children have begun to experience unprecedented pressure. Here are some instances from Bashkiria and the Rostov and Kirov Regions.
Actions motivated by hatred of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Kaliningrad, Penza and Rostov Regions as well as in Krasnoyarsk Territory.