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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.
20 December 2019 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.
19 December 2019 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.
19 September 2019 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.
18 September 2019 Saratov Region