Sergey Rayman

Name:
Sergey Alekseyevich Rayman
Born:
1996
Current status:
accused
Time spent in prison:
59 days in Detention Centre No. 1 of the Kostroma Region, 30 days under house arrest, 90 days under prohibition on certain actions (ban on leaving the house at night; ban on use of the Internet, telephone, mail and on communication with “persons who profess the teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses”)
Current restrictions:
Recognisance agreement

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.)

Biography

Sergey Rayman was born in 1996 in the city of Kineshma (Ivanovo Region). In his childhood he was fond of skiing. After high school he took construction courses at a technical school; he became a specialist in interior craftsmanship. His fascination with video recording turned into a hobby. In addition, Sergey loves to cook exotic food for his family and friends.

He learned to love and respect the Bible especially from his grandmother. Sergey has always loved the warm company of like-minded friends. In 2013 he met his future wife, Valeriya. They got married in 2015 and began to live in Kostroma.

In the early morning of 25 July 2018 armed Special Forces broke down the door to their flat, using crowbars in full view of the surveillance cameras. The young couple learned that a criminal case had been initiated against them because of their faith. Both of them were arrested; Sergey was sent to a detention centre for two months.

What happened has greatly affected the emotional and physical condition of Sergey and Valeriya. Their families and friends worry about them and try to support them.

30 April 2019