On October 24, 2019, in Nevelsk (Sakhalin), searches were conducted at the residences of Vyacheslav Ivanov, 49, and Dmitry Kulakov, 22. This is the second criminal case for faith in the town.
New Searches in Sakhalin. A Teenager and an Elderly Woman Lose Possessions From the Actions of Security Forces
On October 17, 2019, searches were conducted in three homes of believers in Kholmsk and Chekhov (Sakhalin Oblast).
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.
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.”