Week-ending 4 September 2020
On Wednesday, 2 September 2020, a court in Russia’s Siberian city of Kemerovo sentenced two Jehovah’s Witnesses to four years in prison each, RFE/RL reported. Sergei Britvin and Vadim Levchuk were found guilty on September 2 of being members of an extremist organization and sentenced the same day. The two were arrested in July 2018 after a “secret witness” testified against them. Britvin is legally handicapped.