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Urgent Action update: Stop prosecution of Jehovah’s witnesses

The criminal proceedings against Jehovah’s Witnesses Artur Severinchik, Yevgeniy Fedin and Sergei Loginov under “counter-extremism” legislation are ongoing. They are being persecuted for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of religion. Following the release of Yevgeniy Fedin and Sergei Loginov on 11 April from pre-trial detention, the three are now under travel and other restrictions. Meanwhile, the authorities have failed to investigate effectively their and other Jehovah’s Witnesses’ allegations of torture and other ill-treatment. 

Take action.




Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Russian to:


Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation
Yuriy Yakovlevich Chaika
Prosecutor General’s Office 
ul. B. Dmitrovka, d.15a
125993 Moscow GSP- 3
Russian Federation 
Fax: +7 495 987 58 41; +7 495 692 17 25
Electronic form in Russian:
Twitter: @Genproc
Salutation: Dear Prosecutor General


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 
Salutation: Dear Colonel


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HIS 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.

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