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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.

Take action.




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
Alexander Bastrykin
Tekhnicheskii pereulok, dom 2
105005 Moscow, Russian Federation
Fax: +7499 265 90 77/ +7499 265 97 75
Twitter: @sledcom_rf
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 
Russia 628011 


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

IS EXCELLENCY MR ALEXANDER VLADIMIROVICH YAKOVENKO 6/7 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QP 0207 229 6412 Fax 0207 727 8625

Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.

Please note that given the risk of torture and the fact that we don't have available email we recommend focusing on the fax and also use twitter to reach the target faster.

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