Saratov Region

"I Decided to Change My Life in Accordance with God's Standards." Last Word of Roman Gridasov at Trial in Saratov

What did Roman Gridasov say on September 19, 2019, when Leninskiy District Court of Saratov sentenced him, along with his five fellow

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“I Want to Talk About Opposite of Violence — About Love.” Last Word of Feliks Makhammadiyev at Trial in Saratov

What did Feliks Makhammadiyev say on September 19, 2019, before Leninskiy District Court of Saratov sentenced him, along with his five

Saratov Region

“The Time Will Come and Everything Will Fall Into Place.” Last Word of Aleksey Budenchuk at Trial in Saratov

What did Aleksey Budenchuk say on September 19, 2019, when Leninskiy District Court of Saratov sentenced him along with five of his fellow believers to various terms of imprisonment for faith?

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‘Love for Peace Integral Part of My Personality.’ Last Word of Aleksey Miretskiy at Trial in Saratov

What did Aleksey Miretskiy say on September 19, 2019, before Leninskiy District Court of Saratov sentenced him, along with his five fe

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‘Don’t Be Ashamed of Your Faith, but Rather Rejoice.’ Last Word of Konstantin Bazhenov at Trial in Saratov

On September 19, 2019, Leninskiy District Court of Saratov sentenced Konstantin Bazhenov and five of his fellow believers to various t

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Prominent Religious Scholar Sergey Ivanenko Gave Testimony in Trial of Jehovah’s Witnesses. What Did He Say?

On September 4, 2019, in the trial of six Jehovah's Witnesses in Saratov, the floor was given to the prominent religious scholar, PhD, and State Advisor to the Russian Federation, Sergey Igorevich Ivanenko. We give excerpts from his testimony.

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From 2 to 3.5 Уears in Prison for Faith. Real Jail Term Sentences in Saratov for Jehovah's Witnesses

On September 19, 2019, the judge of the Leninskiy District Court of Saratov, Dmitriy Larin, sentenced six city residents to various terms of imprisonment on the basis of their religion. Such a harsh sentence for believing in Jehovah became the second such instance in the history of modern Russia.

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In Saratov, Prosecution Requested Six and Seven Years of Jail for 6 Jehovah’s Witnesses. Verdict Will Be Known Shortly

On September 18, 2019, in the Leninsky District Court of Saratov, the prosecutor requested 7 years of prison term for Konstantin Bazhenov, Feliks Makhammadiyev and Aleksey Budenchuk and 6 years for Aleksey Miretskiy, Roman Gridasov and Gennadiy German. All of them are charged with their religious beliefs.

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In Saratov, defendants exhaustively explained why extremism is alien to them. Legal entities are not mandated to practice faith. Read the chronicle

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​In Saratov, court searched in vain for extremism in the books of Jehovah's Witnesses. Religious scholar Sergey Ivanenko gave testimony. Read chronicle

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​On August 28, 2019, a hearing reconvened on the criminal case of six Witnesses in Saratov. Events can be monitored in an updated chronicle in Russian

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Former university professor and perfect family man persecuted because of his religion. What is known about him?

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In Saratov, Believers Freed After Almost a Year Behind Bars

Konstantin Bazhenov, Aleksey Budenchuk and Feliks Makhammadiyev were released after 11 months in a Saratov jail. They are still accused of organizing extremist activities, but the preventive measure for them has been changed.

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In Saratov, Roman Gridasov has been under a recognizance agreement for nearly a year. But, what does a capsule biography reveal?

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In Saratov, Gennadiy German has been under a recognizance agreement since June 2018. His biography is revealing

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In Saratov, Roman Gridasov has been under recognizance agreement for 10 months. He spent two days in prison for his beliefs

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In Saratov, Gennadiy German is under recognizance agreement after spending two days in the temporary holding facility

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In Saratov, Detention for Three Witnesses Extended

On April 11, 2019, a Saratov court prolonged to one year the period of detention for Konstantin Bazhenov, Feliks Makhammadiyev and Aleksey Budenchuk. Their term will now expire June 12. The believers maintain a positive attitude despite unjust criminal persecution.

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Saratov: Searches, Planting of Evidence, Three Witnesses Arrested

Searches took place on 12 June 2018 in Saratov. Three peaceful, respected men were arrested: Konstantin Bazhenov, Aleksey Budenchuk and Feliks Makhammadiyev.

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