Date: 5 months ago   Category: Regions

The Russian family watched year TV and prayed under supervision of security officers


In Belgorod the staff of the Center for fight against extremism has mounted the hidden camera in the one-room apartment of married couple and nine months watched them, suspecting of collaboration with the religious organization "Jehovah's Witnesses" forbidden in Russia, reports "Rain" with reference to the lawyer Anton Omelchenko. Materials on teme00:01 — on August 8 "I am listed terrorists. All understand - it is absurdity" the Russian liked to post memes. Now she is threatened by a tyurmaizdaniye notes that within the large-scale investigation the city court gave out to fighters against extremism of permission to candid photography for a period of three months three times. Security officers needed proofs that iyegovist gather in the apartment and together pray. "In case papers everything is written really down: here they watch TV, somehow have negatively spoken to the power — right there do a mark "Abused the power". All take shorthand completely. For me it is shock too" — Omelchenko has told. As a result against family members and other followers of the organization proceedings have been initiated. The edition doesn't specify under what article, but it is probably about article 282.2 UK ("The organization of activity of the extremist organization"). Couple has left the country, the others are waited by court. For room prayers threatens defendants in the case up to six years of imprisonment. In April, 2017 the Supreme Court recognized Jehovah's Witnesses as the extremist organization and has forbidden her activity in Russia. Against several of her followers criminal cases are opened. The human rights center "Memorial" recognized 29 iyegovist as political prisoners. In one and a half years more than 200 members of the organization ran in Finland to seek a political asylum. The number of those who have gone to Germany Spain and the USA — is unknown. In Russia there are about 172 thousand followers Jehovah's Witnesses. ***

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