Actions of Law Enforcement Officers

A 66-year-old Jehovah's Witness, Valeriy Baylo, was Detained in the Krasnodar Territory. He is in a Pre-Trial Detention Center

Krasnodar Territory

On April 2, 2024, one of Jehovah's Witnesses, 66-year-old Valeriy Baylo, was detained in the village of Kholmskaya, Krasnodar Territory. According to preliminary information, his apartment was searched.

Two days later, the Abinsk District Court imposed detention as a preventive measure on the believer. Currently, he is in detention center No. 3 in Novorossiysk.

Earlier, Valeriy Baylo was a witness in the criminal case of Aleksandr Ivshin, who is already serving a sentence in a penal colony for his faith.

The case of Baylo in Kholmskaya

Case History
In March 2024, a criminal case was opened against Valeriy Bailo under the article on participation in the activities of an extremist organization. A few days later, the man was summoned to the Investigative Committee for interrogation, after which his house was searched, and the believer himself was placed in a pre-trial detention center. On June 26, 2024, the first court hearing was held, and on July 3, Bailo was sentenced to 2.5 years in a penal colony.

Persons in case

Criminal case

Krasnodar Territory
Suspected of:
"disseminated the ideology of the extremist organization Jehovah's Witnesses, conducted and listened to lectures based on the religious literature "Jehovah's Witnesses", revealing the religious ideological doctrine of the doctrine of the extremist organization "Jehovah's Witnesses"" (from the decision to bring as an accused)
Court case number:
March 28, 2024
Current case stage:
verdict did not take effect
Articles of Criminal Code of Russian Federation:
282.2 (2)
Court case number:
Абинский районный суд Краснодарского края
Сергей Михин
Case History