Russian Jehovah’s Witnesses targeted in new raids by security services in Siberia, far east

By David Brennan | Newsweek

Russian security services have launched a series of raids against the homes and meeting places of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the country’s far-eastern Siberian region, detaining several devotees.

The actions are the latest in a nationwide crackdown against the Christian denomination, which was added to Russia’s registry of extremist organizations in 2017.

According to The Moscow Times, Federal Security Service (FSB) officers targeted at least 15 homes in the southern Siberian city of Novosibirsk, the Primorye region on the country’s Pacific coast and the central Krasnoyarsk region at the end of last week.