Urgent Action: Three Jehovah’s witnesses at risk of torture
On 15 February Russian law enforcement officials carried out raids on homes of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the city of Surgut and arrested at least 40 people. There are credible allegations of torture and other ill-treatment in custody. Sergei Loginov, Artur Severinchik and Yevgeniy Fedin remain remanded in custody and are at serious risk of torture and other ill-treatment. They are prisoners of conscience, detained solely in connection with their religious beliefs, and must be released immediately and unconditionally.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 11 APRIL 2019
Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Russian to:
Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation
Tekhnicheskii pereulok, dom 2
105005 Moscow, Russian Federation
Fax: +7499 265 90 77/ +7499 265 97 75
Salutation: Dear Chairman of the Investigative Committee
And copies to:
Acting Head of the Investigation Department of the Investigation Committee for KhMAO-Yugra
Colonel Dmitry Victorovich Sherman
Investigation Department of the Investigation Committee for KhMAO-Yugra
Ul. Mira 120,
g. Khanty-Mansiisk, Tyumen region
Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.
Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.