Rostov Region

Two More Witnesses Detained in Rostov-on-Don

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.

Three Witnesses Went to Jail in Rostov-on-Don

On May 22, 2019, Aleksandr Parkov, 51, Arsen Avanesov, 35, and his father, Vilen Avanesov, 66, were detained for 48 hours. The court is tentatively due to rule on a restraining order Friday, May 24.

Raids on Jehovah's Witnesses in the City of Rostov-on-Don

On May 22, 2019, at least 15 apartments of Jehovah's Witnesses were invaded by law enforcement officers in Rostov-on-Don.

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After Supreme Court Decision, More Pressure on Schoolchildren of Jehovah’s Witnesses

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.

Four New Cases of Vandalism Against Jehovah’s Witnesses After Supreme Court Decision

Actions motivated by hatred of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Kaliningrad, Penza and Rostov Regions as well as in Krasnoyarsk Territory.

Criminal Prosecution of Six Taganrog Jehovah’s Witnesses Discontinued

The criminal case was an exact repetition of the notable “Case of the 16”.

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