Andrzej Oniszczuk

Andrzej Oniszczuk
Current status:
Detained since:
9 October 2018
Current restrictions:
Pre-trial detention
Currently held in:
Detention Centre-1 for the Kirov Region
Address for correspondence:
Andrzej Oniszczuk, born 1968, FKU SIZO-1, UFSIN of Russia, Kirov Region, ul. Mopra, d. 1, Kirov, 610004

Электронные письма принимаются также через систему «ФСИН-письмо»

(Примечание: в письмах нельзя обсуждать темы, связанные с уголовным преследованием; письма на языках помимо русского в СИЗО не пропускаются.)

Emails are also accepted via the “FSIN-letter” system.

(Note: the letters must not discuss topics related to criminal prosecution; letters in languages ​​other than Russian to the detention facilities are not accepted.)


Polish citizen Andrzej Oniszczuk was arrested and detained on October 9, 2018, in the city of Kirov (Kirov oblast). He is accused of "group singing of Biblical songs, improving the skills of carrying out missionary work, studying religious literature, the so-called ‘Holy Scriptures’ (Bible)." What is known about him?

Andrzej was born in 1968 in the city of Białystok (Poland). In his youth, he was fond of football and weightlifting. After graduation from school, he became a lathe worker in Poland. He moved to Russia in 1997, working as an individual entrepreneur in Kirov. There he met Anna and married her in 2002.

Things Andrzej and Anna love include walking in the woods, picking mushrooms, and soccer. Andrzej loves Russian literature, particularly the works of Tolstoy, Solzhenitsyn, and Pasternak.

Family and friends of Andrzej are shocked and cannot understand how persecution of people for their faith is possible in the twenty-first century

1 May 2019