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.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 14 JUNE 2019
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
Fax: +7 495 987 58 41; +7 495 692 17 25
Electronic form in Russian:
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
Salutation: Dear Colonel
Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.
Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.