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Belarus: Jehovah’s Witness at risk of extradition to Russia: Nikolai Makhalichev

, Index number: EUR 49/2086/2020

Nikolai Makhalichev was detained on 21 February in Haradok, northeast Belarus, and is now at imminent risk of extradition to Russia. As a Jehovah’s Witness, he is facing unfounded charges of “extremism” in Russia, and years in prison if convicted. He will also be at risk of torture and unfair trial. Nikolai Makhalichev should be immediately released and granted international protection.

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