Saratov Region

European Union Calls on Russian Authorities to Stop Ill-Treatment of Jehovah's Witnesses

A joint statement of the 27 European states-members of the European Union (EU) was circulated on March 12, 2020, in Vienna at a meeting of the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The statement was joined by another six non-EU countries.

Feliks Makhammadiev beaten by prison guards in Orenburg is recovering. The drainage chest tube was removed

Saratov Region; Orenburg Region

You may send letters of support (but not parcels) to Bazhenov, Budenchuk, Miretskiy, German, Gridasov, and Makhammadiyev in the prison

Saratov Region

Saratov Regional Court Fails to Change the Sentence of Six Jehovah's Witnesses. For Faith, They Will Be Sent to a Colony for Periods of Two to Three-and-a-Half Years

On December 20, 2019, an appeal hearing was held on the complaint against the verdict regarding the Saratov Witnesses Konstantin Bazhenov, Aleksey Budenchuk, Feliks Makhammadiyev, Aleksey Miretskiy, Roman Gridasov, and Gennadiy German. The cruel sentence of a lower court remained in force.
Saratov Region

In Saratov, Six Peaceful Witnesses Were Sentenced to a Colony Only for Their Faith in Jehovah God. Appeal Scheduled for December 20 in the Regional Court

On December 20, 2019, at 10 a.m., the Saratov Regional Court will consider the appeal of the verdict against six local residents sentenced to various terms of imprisonment for faith. Court address: Saratov, Michurina, 85.
Saratov Region

150 people came to the Saratov Regional Court to appeal in the case of six believers, but the hearing was postponed until December 20

Saratov Region

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.
Saratov Region

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.
Saratov Region

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

Saratov Region

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

Saratov Region

​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

Saratov Region