Photo: act of vandalism in the village of Chunsky, 2017

Crimes Against Believers

In the Irkutsk Region, vandalism against the building of Jehovah's Witnesses

Irkutsk Region

On September 16, 2017, in the village of Chunsky (Irkutsk region), unknown persons entered the building on Mira Street, where Jehovah's Witnesses used to hold services, cut open internal doors, smashed sound amplification equipment, damaged burglar alarms, and sprayed powder fire extinguishers around the hall. A statement was filed with the police on the fact of hooliganism.

The building has not been used in any way since the decision of the Supreme Court, which banned the activities of registered organizations of Jehovah's Witnesses. The decision is being appealed to the Presidium of the Supreme Court of Russia. Believers have no doubt that these and other barbaric actions were provoked by an unjustified court decision against Jehovah's Witnesses.