Updated: July 17, 2024
Name: Anufriyeva Anastasiya Vladimirovna
Date of Birth: February 4, 1983
Current status: defendant
Time spent in prison: 1 day in a temporary detention facility, 14 day in a pre-trial detention
Current restrictions: detention center
Currently held in: Detention Center No.2 for Nizhny Novgorod Region
Address for correspondence: Anufriyeva Anastasiya Vladimirovna, born 1983, SIZO No.2 for Nizhny Novgorod Region , Pos. Druzhny, Kstovsk district, Nizhny Novgorod Region, 607683

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Anastasiya Anufriyeva and her husband Vladimir were involved in the same criminal case for believing in Jehovah God. They were detained in the Astrakhan region and brought to Kstovo, Nizhny Novgorod region, where they were placed in a pre-trial detention center.

Anastasiya was born in the city of Ramenskoye (Moscow region) in February 1983. She has a younger brother and sister. Parents are retired. Her mother worked as an engineer, and her father continues to work at the plant as a deputy shop manager.

In her youth, Anastasiya loved sports—she went skiing and skating. She graduated from a music school in the piano class. With friends, the girl often visited museums, exhibitions, and went hiking.

Anastasiya graduated from the Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics, worked as a storekeeper for some time. In her free time, she still goes in for sports—running. She has mastered playing the guitar, loves to knit and cook for guests.

From childhood, her mother instilled Christian values in Anastasiya. Closely communicating with Jehovah's Witnesses, the girl saw that they live by high moral standards and show love for each other. In 2000, she decided to become a Christian.

Anastasiya married Vladimir in 2004. Together, the couple love to relax in nature, go fishing and spend time with friends.

Anastasiya's father considers the persecution of his daughter and her husband unfair. The mother and sister worry that they have lost the opportunity to communicate with a loved one. Relatives try to support Anastasiya in every possible way.