On January 13, 2020, the Perm Regional Court upheld the decision of a lower court to punish Aleksey Metsger for practicing his religion. He will be fined 350,000 rubles.
13 January 2020
On Monday, the Perm Regional Court Will Consider the Complaint of Aleksey Metsger On a Criminal Conviction For Faith
On January 13, 2020, an appeal hearing will be held in the Perm Regional Court on the complaint of Aleksey Metzger, who was convicted two months ago of a criminal offense for faith (with a fine of 350,000 rubles). The hearing starts at 9:30 local time. Court address: Perm, Ekaterininskaia st., 33.
10 January 2020
Perm Resident Will Pay 350,000 Rubles for the Right To Practice His Religion. Sentence Pronounced to Aleksey Metsger
Judge Svetlana Chereneva from the Ordzhonikidze District Court of Perm found Aleksey Metsger, 44, guilty under Part 2 of Art. 282.2 (participation in extremist activity). According to the verdict of November 14, 2019, he is fined 350 thousand rubles (about $5500 US).
14 November 2019
Will Another Peaceful Believer Go to Jail? On November 14 the Court Will Pronounce the Verdict in the Metsger Case
On November 14, 2019, at 1:00 pm (Moscow time), in the Ordzhonikidze District Court of Perm (11 Kavkazskaya St.), the verdict will be pronounced in the case of Aleksey Metsger, accused of believing in Jehovah God. The prosecutor requested three years in prison for him.
13 November 2019
Three hundred thousand rubles instead of the 3.5 years in prison the prosecutor had requested, said the Ordzhonikidze District Court of Perm to Aleksandr Solovyov—one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The verdict was announced on July 4, 2019. The believer insists on his innocence and will appeal the sentence.
4 July 2019