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Brother Pavel Brilkov

NOVEMBER 15, 2023 | UPDATED: JANUARY 16, 2024

UPDATE—BROTHER CONVICTED | “I Am Determined to Trust Jehovah”

UPDATE—BROTHER CONVICTED | “I Am Determined to Trust Jehovah”

On January 15, 2024, the Central District Court of Prokopyevsk convicted Brother Pavel Brilkov and sentenced him to two years and ten months of forced labor. a He is not required to go to prison at this time.


Although we are saddened by the persecution of our dear brothers and sisters, we are determined to “show a waiting attitude for the God of [our] salvation” as we confidently look forward to future blessings.—Micah 7:7.

Time Line

  1. November 10, 2021

    Home searched. Pavel and Vera both interrogated

  2. May 30, 2022

    Criminal case initiated

  3. March 16, 2023

    Placed under travel restrictions

  4. May 25, 2023

    Criminal trial began

a A person sentenced to forced labor receives a work assignment from the authorities and has anywhere between 5 to 20 percent of his wages confiscated. If the authorities determine that the person is not cooperating or is refusing to work, he may be sent to prison.