Photo: St. Petersburg City Court (2018)

Seizure of Property

In St. Petersburg, the issue of the property of Jehovah's Witnesses in the village of Solnechnoye is being resolved

St. Petersburg

On May 3, 2018, at 12:50 p.m., with a 50-minute delay, the St. Petersburg City Court began hearing on the appeal of the "Watch Tower, Bibles, and Tracts Society of Pennsylvania" against the decision of the Sestroretsky Court of St. Petersburg, which canceled the 17-year-old deal in which the Society became the owner of a large worship complex in the suburbs of St. Petersburg.

The case is heard by a panel of three judges: Tatyana Kudasova (reporter), Svetlana Nichkova and Galina Kordyukova. Richard Devine, Vice President of the Watch Tower Society, and attorneys Artur Leontiev and Victor Shipilov are involved in the process. On the side of the plaintiff are representatives of the prosecutor's office, Rosreestr and the Federal Property Management Agency.

There are 45 people in the hall, including foreign diplomats and media representatives.