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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.
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.
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.
02/02/2017 18:53:00 RUSSIA
Kirov District ready to ban Jehovah's Witnesses
For the district police, the religious group distributes material that incites extremism.
Jehovah's Witnesses allowed to register as a religious organisation in Moscow
After years of problems, the religious group scores a rare legal victory. A Moscow court had banned them in 2004.
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