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Russia, a court will determine whether the New Testament is "extremist"
The case is related to the Gideons mission who wanted to import sacred texts, according to the law. Customs in Vyborg, however, blocked the shipment claiming they wanted to verify the presence of extremist literature.
Turkmen amnesty excludes Protestant and Jehovah's Witnesses
The amnesty sought by President Berdymukhammedov for reasons of "mercy and humanity," has not been extended to Jehovah's Witnesses detained for refusing military service. Protestant minister Nurliev, convicted on false evidence, also kept in prison.
Russia, attacks on Jehovah's Witnesses and Pentecostals increase under anti-extremism law
Experts from the Sova center denounce the escalation of attacks against religious minorities. On November 25 Tagarong trial opens against 16 Jehovah's Witnesses accused of extremism for continuing to pray and read the Bible together, after the ban on the community decided by the Russian Supreme Court in 2009.
Orthodox nationalists attempt to prevent Jehovah's Witnesses congress
The event should take place this weekend, but the organization 'Council of the People' asks the attorney general to verify its legality: "The JWs are a dangerous cult and violate the law."
Taganrog, new charges against Jehovah's Witnesses
The prosecutor formally indicts 16 JW for having re-started the organization's activities, prohibited since 2009 after a conviction for "extremism." Human Rights Defenders: now we have come to a stage of outright persecution.
Protests in Rostov against Jehovah's Witnesses
After accusations, trials and physical attacks, street protests now target the JW. Slogans and banners stigmatize the community as an extremist sect.
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