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Konstantin Matrashov

Name:
Konstantin Viktorovich Matrashov
Born:
1988
Current status:
accused
Time spent in prison:
171 days in Detention Centre No. 5 for the Republic of Tatarstan, 101 days under house arrest
Current restrictions:
Recognizance agreement

Biography

Konstantin Viktorovich Matrashov was born in 1988 in the city of Prokopyevsk (Kemerovo Region). When he was about 8 years old his mother adopted the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses for herself. She tried to instil Biblical values in her sons, who had lost their father — he had died in the mid-1990s. Konstantin became seriously interested in the Bible after he had already grown up and had experienced difficulties in life.

Before his sudden arrest Konstantin studied at “TISBI” University of Management and worked as a metal worker in a factory in order to support his mother. Ever since childhood he has been fond of sports and fishing. He has a younger brother, who does not share the views of Jehovah’s Witnesses; nevertheless, he is very worried about Konstantin and understands full well the injustice of criminal prosecution for belief in God.

Updated 17 January 2020