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Jehovah’s Witness gets two years in prison for possession of “extremist literature”
His crime was possessing Witnesses’ publications, deemed dangerous to public order even when strictly religious in nature. Russia wants to ban the religious group, despite European Court of Human Rights’ ruling that it should be recognised.
Head of Altai Jehovah's Witnesses convicted of 'extremism'
New court sentence against the persecuted community in Russia. NGOs for human rights denounce religious extremism law, which resulted in authorities blacklisting at least 265 organizations.
The Russian government confirms condemnation of Jehovah's Witnesses
The Ministry of Justice confirmed Supreme Court decisions. Trials pending in several Russian cities to outlaw faithful branded as "religious extremists". New Year, Molotov cocktails against a Kingdom Hall near Volgograd.
21/04/2017 13:51:00 RUSSIA
Supreme Court outlaws Jehovah's Witnesses
Jehovah’s Witnesses “pose a threat to the rights of citizens, public order and public security”. Members and leaders of the group are concerned, will appeal.
11/04/2017 16:54:00 RUSSIA
Experts slam baseless charges in recessed Jehovah's Witnesses’ trial
Justice set trial to resume tomorrow. Government lawyers fail to answer questions, appear unprepared. Defence lawyers challenge charges of extremism.
New charges of extremism against Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia
The Russian Supreme Court rules against a website and three books used by the community. The latter talk about God and how to lead a happy life. The sect, which is one of the most ill-treated religious minorities in the former Soviet Union, continues to face legal problems.
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