Sakhalin Region

Persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses reaches Kuril Islands

On February 25, 2019, in the town of Kurilsk and in the village of Reydovo, FSB officers searched two women. Although the operation was called the “Inspection of the premises," computers, hard drives, cell phones, and other personal items were confiscated from the two women.

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A Series of Home Searches on the Island of Sakhalin

On January 20, 2019, special police forces conducted eleven searches in homes of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and the towns of Nevelsk and Nogliki. This is the first raid after Vladimir Putin commented on the persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses: “This is complete nonsense and it is necessary to deal with this attentively.”

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