19 February 2019

RUSSIA: Jehovah's Witness criminal cases - list

By Victoria Arnold, Forum 18

Full list of 116 Jehovah's Witnesses known to have been charged or named as suspects for "extremism"-related "crimes" as of 19 February 2019. Of these, 26 are in detention, 28 under house arrest and 42 under travel restrictions. When any of these cases might reach court is unknown.

A total of 116 people are now known to Forum 18 to be under criminal investigation across Russia on charges of or on suspicion of organising, participating in, or financing Jehovah's Witness activity. The criminal investigations are a direct result of the Supreme Court's 2017 decision to outlaw the Jehovah's Witness Administrative Centre and its subdivisions as "extremist" and ban all their activities.

Russia's Supreme Court, Moscow
Anton Naumliuk (RFE/RL)
The Supreme Court banned Jehovah's Witnesses on 20 April 2017, a decision it upheld on 17 July 2017.

The authorities have from January 2018 onwards intensively raided Jehovah's Witness homes across Russia, continuing less frequent raids that took place before Jehovah's Witnesses were banned in 2017. Despite the Jehovah's Witnesses being doctrinally pacifist, the raids often involve heavily armed riot police or National Guard troops carrying machine guns. The raids are usually led by the Investigative Committee, but officers of the FSB security service and the police Centre for Combating Extremism have also participated.

A further four Jehovah's Witnesses were charged with "extremism"-related offences before the ban came into force. Two – Arkadya Akopyan and Dennis Christensen - have already been convicted. Two more - Sergei Skrynnikov and Yury Zalipayev - are still on trial.

In Russian-occupied Crimea, the FSB security service has also brought a criminal case against at least one local Jehovah's Witness, Sergei Filatov. He has had to sign a pledge not to leave his place of residence as the investigation continues.

Figures


A total of 116 Jehovah's Witnesses have been charged with "extremism"-related "crimes" or named as suspects as of 19 February 2019. The majority of these people – 26 women and 90 men – have been investigated for "continuing the activities" of the banned Jehovah's Witness Administrative Centre and its local communities.

As of 19 February 2019, 26 people are in pre-trial detention (24 men, two women), 28 people are under house arrest (25 men, three women), and 42 people (19 women, 23 men) are under travel restrictions. Four men have been placed under specific restrictive conditions, and one under an obligation to present himself when summoned by investigators (obyazatelstvo po yavke).

Fifteen people (two women, 13 men) are currently thought to be under no restrictions.

Six people are on the Interior Ministry's federal wanted list as their whereabouts are unknown. Two of them – Fail Samigullovich Shangareyev (born 16 December 1960) and Olga Timofeyevna Sandu (born 31 March 1984) – are known to have left Russia.

It is unknown when any of the criminal cases against the 116 individuals will come to court.

Restrictive measures


After extensive searches of their properties and confiscation of personal belongings, Jehovah's Witnesses are usually taken to a police station or FSB or Investigative Committee office for questioning. Interrogations can last many hours, and sometimes continue through the night. Officers may then release them or hold them at a temporary detention centre for 48 hours. After 48 hours, individuals may be released under travel restrictions or investigators request a court to approve longer-term restrictive measures – house arrest or pre-trial detention.

Travel restrictions may be applied indefinitely, but investigators must renew them every two weeks – when summoned, a suspect or accused person must attend the relevant state agency to sign another undertaking not to leave the town or district.

A judge may place an individual under house arrest for an initial period of two months, towards the end of which investigators must go back to court to seek an extension. Under house arrest, a person may not leave his or her home (unless under special dispensation to go to hospital or, in some cases, to work), receive visitors, send or receive post, use the telephone, or use the internet.

A judge may place an individual in pre-trial detention also for an initial period of two months, towards the end of which investigators must go back to court to seek an extension.

Individuals may appeal to a higher court to have these restrictive measures lifted or reduced. A new law signed by President Vladimir Putin on 3 July 2018 stipulates that one day in pre-trial detention now counts as one and half days in a labour camp ("correctional colony") after sentencing. This will be applied retroactively. Previously, jail sentences were reduced by exactly the length of time a person had served in pre-trial detention.

Investigators have opened cases against these Jehovah's Witnesses under Criminal Code Article 282.2, Part 1 ("Organisation of the activities of a banned extremist organisation") or Part 2 ("Participation in the activities of a banned extremist organisation"), and in a few instances under Criminal Code Article 282.3 Part 1 ("Financing of extremist activity"). If convicted, they could receive lengthy prison sentences or heavy fines.

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Full list of 120 under criminal investigation, sentenced or on trial


Name, date of birth – date of initial arrest; date of decision to put in detention/under house arrest/under travel restrictions; charged/suspect under Criminal Code Article; whether or not on Rosfinmonitoring "List of Terrorists and Extremists"

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- Convicted


Kabardino-Balkariya – Prokhladny

1) Arkadya Akopovich Akopyan, born 28 May 1948 – put under travel restrictions on 3 May 2017; convicted under Article 282 Part 1 on 27 December 2018 and appeal hearing due on 1 March 2019; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

Oryol

2) Dennis Ole Christensen, Danish citizen, born 18 December 1972 – arrested on 25 May 2017; detained on 26 May 2017; convicted on 6 February 2019 under Article 282.2, Part 1 and will remain in detention until appeal is over; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 27 March 2018

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- On trial


Oryol

1) Sergei Vladimirovich Skrynnikov, born 30 October 1962 – arrested 25 May 2017 but not detained beyond 48 hours; put under travel restrictions on 13 March 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 27 March 2018

Kabardino-Balkariya – Maysky

2) Yury Viktorovich Zalipayev, born 8 October 1962 – case opened in August 2017; put under travel restrictions on 24 April 2018; charged under Article 280 Part 1 and Article 282 Part 1 but latter charge dropped on 22 January 2019; currently on trial; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

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- Pre-trial Detention


Ivanovo - Furmanovo

1) Yevgeny Andreyevich Spirin, born 24 February 1986 – arrested on 27 January 2019; detained on 28 January 2019 until 21 March 2019; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

Kemerovo

2) Sergey Alekseyevich Britvin, born 18 August 1965 – arrested on 22 July 2018; detained on 24 July 2018; suspect under Article 282.2, Part 2; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 22 November 2018

3) Vadim Anatolyevich Levchuk, born 6 February 1972 – arrested on 22 July 2018; detained on 24 July 2018; suspect under Article 282.2, Part 2; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 22 November 2018

Khabarovsk

4) Valery Vasilyevich Moskalenko, born 15 April 1967 – arrested on 2 August 2018; detained on 3 August 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region

5) Andrey Vladimirovich Sazonov, born 15 August 1980 – arrested on 6 February 2019; detained on 8 February 2018 until 4 April 2019; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

6) Yevgeny Anatolyevich Fedin, born 7 February 1977 – arrested on 15 February 2019; detained on 18 February 2019; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1 or 1.1 or 2; unknown if on Rosfinmonitoring List

7) Sergei Pavlovich Loginov, born 18 September 1961 – arrested on 15 February 2019; detained on 18 February 2019; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1 or 1.1 or 2; unknown if on Rosfinmonitoring List

8) Artur Vasilyevich Severinchik, born 27 October 1968 – arrested on 15 February 2019; detained on 18 February 2019; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1 or 1.1 or 2; unknown if on Rosfinmonitoring List

Kirov

9) Andrzej [Anatolyevich] Oniszczuk, Polish citizen, born 3 October 1968 – arrested on 9 October 2018; detained 12 October 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1, and Article 282.3, Part 1; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 15 November 2018

10) Yevgeny Anatolyevich Suvorkov, born 3 February 1978 – arrested on 9 October 2018; detained 12 October 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1, and Article 282.3, Part 1; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 15 November 2018

Krasnoyarsk

11) Andrei Garafetanovich Stupnikov, born 17 September 1973 – arrested on 3 July 2018; detained on 4 July 2018; suspect under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

Mordoviya – Saransk

12) Vladimir Andreyevich Atryakhin, born 29 September 1987 – arrested on 6 February 2019; detained no later than 8 February 2019; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

13) Aleksandr Stanislavovich Shevchuk, born 31 August 1989 – arrested on 6 February 2019; detained no later than 8 February 2019; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

Novosibirsk

14) Yury Prokopyevich Savelyov, born 1 January 1954 – arrested on 8 November 2018; detained on 8 November 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 18 December 2018

Oryol

15) Vitaly Gennadyevich Maksimov, born 27 December 1980 – detention ordered in absentia (on wanted list); charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 20 September 2018

16) Dmitry Andreyevich Prikhodko, born 17 March 1986 – detention ordered in absentia (on wanted list); charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 20 September 2018

Primorye – Vladivostok

17) Dmitry Viktorovich Barmakin, born 30 May 1974 – arrested in Nakhodka on 28 July 2018; detained on 30 July 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 14 February 2019

Saratov

18) Konstantin Viktorovich Bazhenov, born 10 May 1975 – arrested on 12 June 2018; detained on 14 June 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

19) Aleksey Vladimirovich Budenchuk, born 27 July 1982 – arrested on 12 June 2018; detained on 14 June 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

20) Feliks Khasanovich Makhammadiyev, born 14 December 1984 – arrested on 12 June 2018; detained on 14 June 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

Smolensk

21) Natalya Igoryevna Sorokina, born 12 March 1975 – arrested in Sychyovka on 7 October 2018; detained on 9 October 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

22) Mariya Vladimirovna Troshina, born 13 February 1977 – arrested in Sychyovka on 7 October 2018; detained on 9 October 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

Stavropol - Neftekumsk

23) Aleksandr Andreyevich Akopov, born 4 November 1992 – arrested on 9 December 2018; detained on 12 December 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

24) Konstantin Valeryevich Samsonov, born 8 April 1977 – arrested on 9 December 2018; detained on 12 December 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

25) Shamil Shapiyevich Sultanov, born 16 March 1977 – arrested on 9 December 2018; detained on 12 December 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

Tomsk

26) Sergey Gennadyevich Klimov, born 26 March 1970 – arrested on 3 June 2018; detained on 5 June 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

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- House Arrest


Bashkortostan – Ufa

1) Anatoly Sergeyevich Vilitkevich, born 15 September 1986 – arrested on 10 April 2018; detained on 12 April 2018; released on appeal on 21 June 2018 and placed under house arrest; charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 7 July 2018

Bashkortostan – Dyurtyuli

2) Anton Nikolayevich Lemeshev, born 19 February 1987 – arrested on 18 October 2018; detained on 20? October 2018; put under house arrest on 31 October 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

Kemerovo – Berezyovsky

3) Khasan Abduvaitovich Kogut, born 7 May 1983 – arrested on 6 February 2019 on being summoned to FSB office; detained for 48 hours then put under house arrest on 8 February 2019; charged under unknown Article; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

Kirov

4) Vladimir Aleksandrovich Korobeynikov, born 14 December 1952 – arrested on 9 October 2018; detained on 12 October 2018; put under house arrest on 1 February 2019; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1, and Article 282.3, Part 1; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 15 November 2018

5) Maksim Valeryevich Khalturin, born 3 September 1974 – arrested on 9 October 2018; detained on 12 October 2018; put under house arrest on 1 February 2019; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1, and Article 282.3, Part 1; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 15 November 2018

6) Andrei Sergeyevich Suvorkov, 26 February 1993 – arrested on 9 October 2018; detained on 12 October 2018; put under house arrest on 1 February 2019; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1, and Article 282.3, Part 1; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 15 November 2018

Khabarovsk

7) Stanislav Viktorovich Kim, born 5 July 1968 – arrested on 10 November 2018; detained on 12 November 2018; placed under house arrest on 30 January 2019; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

8) Vitaly Vyacheslavovich Zhuk, born 8 April 1972 – arrested 10 November 2018; detained 12 November 2018; placed under house arrest on 14 January 2019; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

9) Nikolai Yuryevich Polevodov, born 10 February 1970 – arrested on 10 November 2018; detained on 12 November 2018; placed under house arrest on 14 January 2019; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

Magadan

10) Konstantin Nikolayevich Petrov, born 9 August 1986 – arrested on 30 May 2018; detained on 1 June 2018; released from detention on appeal on 3 August 2018and placed under house arrest; suspect under Article 282.2, Part 1; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 28 December 2018

11) Ivan Grigoryevich Puyda, born 5 November 1978 – arrested in Khabarovsk on 30 May 2018; detained in Magadan on 1 June 2018; put under house arrest on 5 October 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 28 December 2018

12) Sergey Liviyevich Yerkin, born 23 June 1953 – arrested on 30 May 2018; detained on 1 June 2018; put under house arrest on 5 October 2018; suspect under Article 282.2, Part 1; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 28 December 2018

13) Yevgeny Anatolyevich Zyablov, born 9 March 1977 – arrested on 30 May 2018; detained on 1 June 2018; put under house arrest on 5 October 2018; suspect under Article 282.2, Part 1; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 28 December 2018

Omsk

14) Anastasiya Andreyevna Polyakova, born 25 May 1984 – arrested on 4 July 2018; detained on 6 July 2018; put under house arrest on 4 December 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 15 August 2018

15) Sergei Valeryevich Polyakov, 28 April 1972 – arrested on 4 July 2018; detained on 6 July 2018; put under house arrest on 4 December 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 15 August 2018

Penza

16) Vladimir Aleksandrovich Kulyasov, born 17 April 1974 – arrested on 15 July 2018 and detained for 48 hours; put under house arrest on 17 July 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 6 September 2018

17) Andrei Aleksandrovich Magliv, born 20 June 1984 – arrested on 15 July 2018 and detained for 48 hours; put under house arrest on 17 July 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 6 September 2018

18) Denis Vladimirovich Timoshin, born 23 March 1980 – arrested on 15 July 2018 and detained for 48 hours; put under house arrest on 17 July 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 6 September 2018

19) Vladimir Aleksandrovich Alushkin, born 30 June 1964 – arrested on 15 July 2018; detained on 17 July 2018; put under house arrest on 14 January 2019; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 6 September 2018

Primorye – Spassk-Dalny

20) Dmitry Yuryevich Malevany, born 24 April 1990 – arrested 25 November 2018 and detained for 48 hours; put under house arrest on 27 November 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 14 February 2019

21) Olga Alekseyevna Opaleva, born 22 April 1952 – arrested 25 November 2018 and detained for 48 hours; put under house arrest on 27 November 2018; suspect under Article 282.2, Part 1; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 14 February 2019

22) Olga Aleksandrovna Panyuta, born 11 June 1959 – arrested 25 November 2018 and detained for 48 hours; put under house arrest on 27 November 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1.1; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 14 February 2019

23) Aleksei Borisovich Trofimov, born 23 April 1959 – arrested 25 November 2018 and detained for 48 hours; put under house arrest on 27 November 2018; suspect under Article 282.2, Part 1; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 14 February 2019

Primorye – Vladivostok

24) Valentin Pavlovich Osadchuk, born 15 March 1976 – arrested on 19 April 2018; detained on 23 April 2018; put under house arrest on 18 January 2019; charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

Tatarstan – Naberezhniye Chelny

25) Ilkham Shamilyevich Karimov, born 9 February 1981 – arrested on 27 May 2018; detained on 29 May 2018; put under house arrest on 2? November 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

26) Konstantin Viktorovich Matrashov, born 22 August 1988 arrested on 27 May 2018; detained on 29 May 2018; put under house arrest on 14 November 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Parts 1, 1.1, and 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

27) Vladimir Nikolayevich Myakushin, born 6 November 1987 – arrested on 27 May 2018; detained on 29 May 2018; put under house arrest on 13 November 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Parts 1, 1.1, and 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

28) Aydar Maratovich Yulmetyev, born August 1993 – arrested on 29 May 2018; detained on 31 May 2018; put under house arrest on 13 November 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Parts 1, 1.1, and 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

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- Travel Restrictions


Amur – Blagoveshchensk

1) Dmitry Mikhailovich Golik, born 26 March 1987 – arrested on 20 July 2018; unknown if detained for 48 hours or when placed under travel restrictions; charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 30 August 2018

2) Aleksei Aleksandrovich Berchuk, born 17 November 1975 – arrested on 21 January 2019 and detained temporarily, then placed under travel restrictions on 22 January 2019; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 30 August 2018

Ivanovo – Shuya

3) Aleksey Albertovich Arkhipov, born 13 July 1960 – arrested no earlier than 22 June 2018 and put under travel restrictions; charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

4) Yelena Valentinovna Mikhailova, born 9 August 1983 – arrested 29 May 2018 but not detained; put under travel restrictions on 22 June 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 2 and Article 282.3 Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

5) Svetlana Anatolyevna Ryzhkova, born 22 June 1953 – arrested on 26 June 2018, unknown if detained; put under travel restrictions 27 June 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 2 and Article 282.3 Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

6) Svetlana Yuryevna Shishina, born 16 November 1975– arrested 29 May 2018 but not detained; put under travel restrictions on 22 June 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 2 and Article 282.3 Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

7) Dmitry Vasilyevich Mikhailov, born 25 October 1977 – arrested on 19 April 2018; detained on 29 May 2018; released under travel restrictions on 15 November 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 2 and Article 282.3 Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

Jewish Autonomous Region – Birobidzhan

8) Alam Abdulaziz ogly Aliyev, born 14 January 1963 – arrested on 17 May 2018; detained on 18 May 2018; released on appeal on 25 May 2018 and placed under travel restrictions; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; added to Rosfinmonitoring List between 17 May and 13 June 2018

9) Valery Sergeyevich Kriger, born 11 January 1968 – arrested no later than 29 June 2018 and put under travel restrictions; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1, and Article 282.3, Part 1; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 11 February 2019

Kamchatka – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

10) Sergei Mikhailovich Ledenyov, born 23 July 1974 – arrested 2 December 2018 and put under travel restrictions; suspect under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

Kamchatka – Yelizovo

11) Konstantin Aleksandrovich Bazhenov, born 24 July 1977 – arrested on 19 August 2018; detained on 21 August 2018; released on appeal on 29 August 2018 and placed under travel restrictions; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 11 October

12) Snezhana Yevgenyevna Bazhenova, born 20 December 1977 – arrested on 19 August 2018 and detained for 48 hours; put under travel restrictions on 21 August 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 11 October 2018

13) Vera Ivanovna Zolotova, born 20 October 1946 – arrested on 19 August 2018 and detained for 48 hours; put under travel restrictions on 21 August 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 11 October 2018

Khabarovsk

14) Tatyana Valentinovna Zhuk, born 13 March 1973 – arrested on 10 November 2018 and put under travel restrictions; suspect under Article 282.2, Part 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

15) Maya Pavlovna Karpushkina, born 19 March 1949 – arrested on 10 November 2018 and put under travel restrictions; suspect under Article 282.2, Part 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

16) Svetlana Grigoryevna Sedova, born 8 June 1969 – arrested on 10 November and put under travel restrictions; suspect under Article 282.2, Part 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

Kostroma

17) Sergey Alekseyevich Rayman, born 5 October 1996 – arrested on 25 July 2018; detained on 26 July 2018; placed under house arrest on 21 September 2018; placed under specific restrictions on 24 October 2018; put under travel restrictions on 22 January 2019; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

18) Valeriya Aleksandrovna Rayman, born 21 May 1993 – arrested on 25 July 2018 and detained for 48 hours; released on 27 July 2018 and put under specific restrictions; put under travel restrictions on 22 January 2019; charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

Murmansk - Polyarny

19) Roman Nikolayevich Markin, born 18 March 1974 – arrested on 18 April 2018; detained no later than 20 April 2018; put under house arrest on 10 October; released under travel restrictions on 7 February 2019; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

20) Viktor Fyodorovich Trofimov, born 26 March 1957 – arrested on 18 April 2018; detained no later than 20 April 2018; put under house arrest on 10 October; released under travel restrictions on 7 February 2019; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

Orenburg

21) Pavel Aleksandrovich Lekontsev, born 5 July 1981 – arrested 16 May 2018 but not detained; put under travel restrictions on 16 May 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

22) Sergey Viktorovich Logunov, born 28 November 1962 – arrested 16 May 2018 but not detained; put under travel restrictions on 16 May 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

23) Aleksey Nikolayevich Matveyev, born 23 April 1983 – arrested 16 May 2018 but not detained; put under travel restrictions on 16 May 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

24) Olga Timofeyevna Sandu, born 31 March 1984 – arrested 16 May 2018 but not detained; put under travel restrictions on 16 May 2018 but has since left Russia; charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

25) Fail Samigullovich Shangareyev, born 16 December 1960 – arrested 16 May 2018 but not detained; put under travel restrictions on 16 May 2018 but has since left Russia (on wanted list); charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

26) Nikolay Nikolayevich Zhugin, born 14 February 1976 – arrested 16 May 2018 but not detained; put under travel restrictions on 16 May 2018; charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

Perm

27) Viktor Aleksandrovich Kuchkov, born 28 June 1967 – arrested on 17 September 2018 and detained for 48 hours; put under house arrest on 20 September 2018; put under travel restrictions on 27 December 2018; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

28) Igor Valeryevich Turik, born 25 June 1968 – arrested on 17 September 2018 and detained for 48 hours; put under house arrest on 20 September 2018; put under travel restrictions on 27 December 2018; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

Vladivostok, Primorye

29) Nailya Sunatovna Kogay, born 5 October 1951 – arrested on 19 April 2018; put under travel restrictions on 19 April; charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

30) Lyubov Aleksandrovna Galaktionova, born 14 July 1942 – arrested on 19 April 2018; put under travel restrictions on 19 April; charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

31) Nina Ivanovna Purge, born 19 June 1940 – arrested on 19 April 2018; put under travel restrictions on 19 April; charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

32) Raisa Mikhailovna Usanova, born 28 September 1947 – arrested on 19 April 2018; put under travel restrictions on 19 April; charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

33) Yelena Viktorovna Zayshchuk, born 25 August 1934 – arrested on 19 April 2018; put under travel restrictions on 19 April; charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

34) Nadezhda Anoykina, unknown date of birth – under travel restrictions; charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

Sakha-Yakutiya – Lensk

35) Igor Nikolayevich Ivashin, born 16 April 1976 – arrested on 30 June or 1 July; put under travel restrictions on 2 July; suspect under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

Saratov

36) Gennady Vasilyevich German, born 12 June 1969 – arrested on 12 June 2018 but not detained beyond 48 hours; put under travel restrictions on 14 June 2018; suspect under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

37) Roman Aleksandrovich Gridasov, born 16 September 1978 – arrested on 12 June 2018 but not detained beyond 48 hours; put under travel restrictions on 14 June 2018; suspect under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

38) Aleksey Petrovich Miretsky, born 14 December 1975 – arrested on 12 June 2018 but not detained beyond 48 hours; put under travel restrictions on 14 June 2018; suspect under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

Sverdlovsk – Karpinsk

39) Venera Nikolayevna Dulova, born 3 January 1961 – arrested no earlier than 1 August 2018 and placed under travel restrictions; suspect under Article 282.2, Part 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

40) Aleksandr Vitalyevich Pryanikov, born 18 May 1987 – arrested no earlier than 21 September 2018 and placed under travel restrictions; suspect under Article 282.2, Part 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

Tatarstan – Naberezhnyye Chelny

41) Zinaida Viktorovna Soldatova, born 2 April 1967 – arrested on 27 March 2018 but not detained; put under travel restrictions on 12 June 2018; suspect under Article 282.2, Parts 1, 1.1, and 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

42) Valentina Ivanovna Stepkina, born 18 January 1951 – arrested on 27 March 2018 but not detained; put under travel restrictions on 6 June 2018; suspect under Article 282.2, Parts 1, 1.1, and 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

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- Specific Restrictions


Orenburg

1) Aleksandr Gennadyevich Suvorov, born 20 April 1980 – arrested on 16 May 2018; detained on 19 May 2018; placed under house arrest on 3 August 2018; put under specific restrictions on 14 October 2018 – not allowed to go out at night, send or receive post, or use other means of communication; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

2) Vladimir Yuryevich Kochnev, born 15 October 1979 – arrested on 16 May 2018; detained on 19 May 2018; placed under house arrest on 3 August 2018; put under specific restrictions on 14 October 2018 – not allowed to go out at night, send or receive post, or use other means of communication; charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

3) Vladislav Sergeyevich Kolbanov, born 27 November 1992 – arrested on 16 May 2018; put under house arrest on 19 May 2018; put under specific restrictions on 14 October 2018 – not allowed to go out at night, send or receive post, or use other means of communication; charged under Article 282.3 Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

Perm

4) Aleksandr Vasilyevich Solovyov, born 13 February 1970 – arrested on 22 May 2018; put under house arrest on 24 May 2018; put under specific restrictions on 19 November 2018 – not allowed to use the phone, internet, or postal service, or speal with other parties in the case; charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

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- Obligation to present oneself (obyazatelstvo o yavke)


Pskov

1) Gennady Valerianovich Shpakovsky, born 6 October 1958 – arrested on 3 June 2018; put under travel restrictions on unknown date; suspect under Article 282.2, Part 1; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 6 July 2018

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- No known restrictions


Belgorod

1) Sergey Aleksandrovich Voykov, born 28 August 1975 – arrested on 7 February 2018; released under travel restrictions on 10 February 2018, which later lapsed; suspect under Article 282.2, Part 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

2) Anatoly Aleksandrovich Shalyapin, born 21 January 1994 – arrested on 7 February 2018; released under travel restrictions on 10 February 2018, which later lapsed; suspect under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

Kamchatka – Vilyuchinsk

3) Yelena Vyacheslavovna Popova, born 10 September 1963 – arrested on 30 July 2018 and detained for 48 hours, extended to 72 hours; placed under house arrest on 3 August 2018; released from house arrest on appeal on 10 August 2018; suspect under Article 282.2, Part 1 and Article 282.2, Part 1.1; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 11 October 2018

4) Mikhail Yuryevich Popov, born 25 May 1962 – arrested on 30 July 2018; detained on 1 August 2018; released on appeal on 9 August 2018; suspect under Article 282.2, Part 1 and Article 282.2, Part 1.1; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 11 October 2018

Khabarovsk

5) Yevgeniya Nikolayevna Slobodenyuk, born 24 June 1973 – on wanted list; suspect under Article 282.2, Part 1.1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

6) Vitaly Ivanovich Slobodenyuk, born 6 May 1973 – on wanted list; suspect under Article 282.2, Part 1.1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

Perm

7) Boris Ivanovich Burylov, born 8 April 1941 – arrested on 17 September 2018 but released after questioning; unknown whether suspect or charged under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

8) Yury Vladimirovich Vaag, born 21 August 1975 – unknown when arrested; unknown whether suspect or charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

9) Aleksandr Valeryevich Inozemtsev, born 13 July 1972 – unknown when arrested; unknown whether suspect or charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

10) Valery Grigoryevich Petrenko, born 2 March 1962 – unknown when arrested; unknown whether suspect or charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

11) Valery Arkadyevich Rubtsov, born 20 January 1972 – unknown when arrested; unknown whether suspect or charged under Article 282.2, Part 2; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

Primorye – Volno-Nadezhdinskoye

12) Grigory Gennadyevich Bubnov, born 4 September 1965 – unknown when arrested; suspect under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

Primorye – Spassk-Dalny

13) Sergei Vladimirovich Konyukhov, born 26 July 1983 – unknown when/if arrested; unknown whether charged or suspect under Article 282.2, Part 1; added to Rosfinmonitoring List on 14 February 2019

Sakhalin

14) Sergei Vladimirovich Kulakov, born 18 April 1961 – arrested on 20 January 2019; suspect under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

Stavropol – Neftekumsk

15) Aleksei Gennadyevich Shcherbich, born 27 April 1972 – unknown when arrested; unknown whether charged or suspect under Article 282.2, Part 1; not on Rosfinmonitoring List

(END)

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