Tomsk Region

Already 12 Months Behind Bars in Tomsk, One of Jehovah's Witnesses Still Awaits Trial

June 3, 2019, marks exactly one year since a raid was carried out in Tomsk. Local Jehovah's Witnesses, including an 83-year-old woman, were taken out of their homes for interrogation. The court ordered Sergey Klimov held in Detention Center No. 1 in the Tomsk Region. On May 28, 2019, the court once again extended his detention.

Raid and Arrests in Tomsk

On 3 June 2018, a raid motivated by religious repression was conducted. 48-year-old Sergey Klimov was arrested and sent to a temporary holding facility.