Updated: February 22, 2024
Name: Aliyev Nikolay Gennadiyevich
Date of Birth: October 7, 1978
Current status: convicted person
Articles of Criminal Code of Russian Federation: 282.2 (1.1), 282.2 (2)
Current restrictions: Suspended sentence
Sentence: punishment in the form of 4 years 6 months of imprisonment, with restriction of liberty for a period of 1 year 2 months, punishment in the form of imprisonment is considered conditional, with a probationary period of 3 years

Biography

In May 2020 in the city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, two dwellings of local believers were searched. The only reason for the raid on these civilians was their faith in God Jehovah. Representatives of the authorities interrogated 4 people. Among them was Nikolay Aliyev.

Nikolay was born in October 1978 in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. His mother worked as a kindergarten teacher, his father as a welder at the plant. As a child, the boy was engaged in hockey, cycling, combat sports, went skiing. In his youth he was fond of playing the guitar, composing poems and music. After school Nikolay graduated from metallurgical technical school and since then he has been working as an electrician at the city enterprises.  After graduating from technical school, he had to defend his right to alternative civil service for several years.

Back in his childhood, Nikolay was worried about where stars and life came from. It encouraged him to study the Bible. Reading it, he received clear answers to his many questions. Reflecting on the lifestyle of Christ, Nikolay decided to leave the section of karate.

In 2011 he moved to Primorye, where he met his future wife Alesya. After 5 years they got married. Alesya works as a hairdresser, is fond of sewing, knitting and drawing. In his spare time, Nikolai still likes to play the guitar. The spouses go out into nature, fishing, picking mushrooms, go hiking and bathing, play board games with friends.

Search and interrogation caused the family a lot of stress. Several nights they could not sleep. "There is a fear that we are being watched and listened to," says Nikolay. - We are afraid to tell my parents about all these events, as it can negatively affect their weak health (my mother has a heart condition). In these difficult times, friends have become a reliable support and encouragement for the Aliyev family.

In June 2021, the court sentenced him to 4.5 years of probation.

Case history

Early in May 2020, a detachment of armed law enforcers burst into Nikolai Aliev’s apartment with a search, knocking the believer to the floor. The Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee for the Khabarovsk Territory and the Jewish Autonomous Region opened a criminal case against him under two parts of Article 282.2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation. The investigator suspected the peaceful citizen of organizing the activities of an extremist organization and being involved in it. The basis for the accusation was hidden video recordings of Aliyev’s conversations with a man who portrayed an interest in the Bible. Since October 2020, the case has been under consideration in court. In June 2021, the court found the believer guilty and sentenced him to 4.5 years of suspended imprisonment with restriction of liberty for 1 year and 2 months. The appellate and cassation instances upheld the verdict.