Russia: charges dropped A Christian pastor in Suzanovo, charged with organising an unsanctioned protest involving children, was declared innocent at a hearing on 23 September. Barnabas Fund Alexander Demkin had been accused of violating a June 2004 law on ‘meetings, rallies, demonstrations, marches, and picketing’. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.