Smolensk Region

Little Victims of Big Injustice. Children of Jehovah's Witnesses Are Detained, Interrogated, Humiliated

Since 2016, at least 18 cases of harassment of the children of Jehovah’s Witnesses have been recorded in various regions of Russia. Five such episodes occurred in January 2020. Dozens of minors suffered from religious persecution.

In Smolensk, the investigator eased the restriction imposed on four believers from house arrest to a recognizance not to leave the place of residence. Charges still pending

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In Smolensk Region, the trial of Natalya Sorokina and Maria Troshina to begin on February 26, 2020

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In Smolensk, the investigator interrogated a 13-year-old. He was asked whether he knew the accused for faith, whether he recognized their voices, and whether he went to visit them

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After 191 days in the Smolensk pre-trial detention center, Valentina Vladimirova was transferred to house arrest. The decision was made by the Smolensk Regional Court

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In Smolensk, Tatyana Galkevich was released from prison, but Valentina Vladimirova, who was arrested with her, is still in jail already the seventh month!

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In Smolensk, an investigator took an 81-year-old Witness out of the sanatorium, interrogated her at the FSB for six hours, and then searched her apartment

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On November 22, in the frame of a criminal case against four Witnesses in Smolensk, a search was conducted in the house of a local resident Irina Marusova, who then was summoned for interrogation

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After 207 days in a pre-trial detention center in Smolensk, Yevgeniy Dechko was transferred to house arrest. Other defendants in this case, Valeriy Shalev and Viktor Malkov, remain in jail

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State excused Yevgeniy Dechko from military service because of his faith and then jailed him for this faith. Read his bio

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Read the biography of Victor Malkov who “turned from wolf into sheep,” but ended up in prison

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In Smolensk, economist Valeriy Shalev put in pretrial because of his religious convictions. His biography is published

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As arrests for faith resume in Smolensk, the latest defendant is Ruslan Korolev. Read his biography

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In Smolensk, Two Women of Faith Released After 191 Days of Detention

April 15, 2019, under a court decision in Smolensk, Nataliya Sorokina and Mariya Troshina were transferred to house arrest. The two women from Sychyovka, a small town in the Smolensk region, were released from the courtroom after over six months of imprisonment.
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