On October 1, 2019, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has rendered the second opinion regarding Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia. This time the Working Group has declared the arrest of Vladimir Alushkin from Penza to be unlawful. The Working Group has expressed it’s concerns over the "issue of systemic and institutionalized persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses''.
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has categorically condemned the arrests of Jehovah’s Witnesses and demanded that Russia immediately free the worshippers. We publish the whole document in Russian.