In Samara, during a regular search of Jehovah’s Witnesses, members of the organization were tortured with a hot kettle for refusing to tell the password from the laptop, transfers Mediazona.
According to the newspaper, searches took place in the houses of Denis Kuzyanin, Sergei Palasenko and Nikolai Vasilyev, who were arrested the next day after the investigation.
According to the organization, during one of the searches the security forces “began to put a heated kettle on the hands of the landlord and pour hot water on his hands, feet and neck” because he refused to give the password. A similar situation happened with another believer.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses organization was banned on the territory of Russia in April 2017, after which criminal proceedings were initiated against the followers of this religious doctrine. By data human rights center “Memorial”, at least 75 “Jehovah’s Witnesses” are now in custody. Of these, 35 believers were sentenced to real terms of imprisonment. During the investigation, the detainees were tortured.
At the same time, the authorities of the Russian Federation declarethat there is no religious persecution in the country.