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In April, 10 Jehovah’s Witnesses were arrested in Keren, in connection with their attendance at a funeral. At the end of the year, 56 Jehovah’s Witnesses were reported to be imprisoned for practising their faith.
In August, Yohannes Haile, a Jehovah’s Witness detained since September 2008, reportedly died at Me’eter prison from the effects of extreme heat after being confined underground since October 2011. Three others detained with him were reportedly in critical condition. Their fate remained unknown.
The latest government data show that one of every 400 units transfused is associated with an adverse event like an allergic reaction, circulatory overload or sepsis. Even so, the share of hospital procedures that include a transfusion, usually of two or three units, has doubled in 12 years, to one in 10.
Yet at dozens of hospitals with programs that cater to Jehovah’s Witnesses, a million-patient market in the United States, researchers have found that surgical patients typically do just fine without transfusions.
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A Gentilly church was consumed by more than just the holy spirit on Sunday. A man set fire to the building while a service was on progress on May 19, at 10:27am. Cameras caught the arsonist.
Under Russia’s new ‘Foreign Agents Law’, the authorities have carried out thorough inspections of religious organisations, including Muslim associations, Catholic parishes, Pentecostal communities and Jehovah’s Witnesses, all except one, the Russian Orthodox Church, to the complaint of some.
Two Jehovah’s Witnesses in Kyrgyzstan’s southern Osh Region were arrested on 20 March on charges of defrauding two old women. As a result, a judge placed 33-year-old Oksana Sergienko Koryakina and her mother Nadezhda under house arrest pending the conclusion of the investigation.
In a modest victory for Jehovah’s Witnesses, October District Court in Belgorod has ruled that the city must pay one of their members 1,000 Roubles (190 Norwegian Kroner, 25 Euros or 30 US Dollars) in moral damages. It similarly ordered the organiser of an anti-Jehovah’s Witness demonstration to pay 500 Roubles. According to the court’s website report of 12 March, the city granted permission for the demonstration to take place outside a venue where a Jehovah’s Witness congress was taking place on 30 September 2012.
The five – also including two human rights activists and two members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, were freed last year, the State Department said in its 2012 survey of human rights around the world.
Leopold Engleitner, the oldest known survivor of the Nazi concentration camps, has died at the age of 107, his biographer said
Engleitner, a conscientious objector whose life was documented in the book and film “Unbroken Will”, was imprisoned in the Buchenwald, Niederhagen and Ravensbrueck camps between 1939 and 1943.
By this all will know that YOU are my disciples, if YOU have love among yourselves.”
A partial list of the help given over a 12-month period ending in mid-2012. The list does not include the spiritual and emotional care that always accompanies our efforts. Disaster Relief Committees appointed by our branch offices organized much of the assistance. In addition, local congregations regularly shared in the help given.
РОССИЯ: Почему сотни религиозных организаций проверили?
Since the beginning of March, 142 Jehovah’s Witness congregations have been inspected out of a total of 2,400 across Russia, their spokesperson Grigory Martynov told Forum 18 on 17 May.
Many hundreds of religious communities across Russia were among non-governmental organisations (NGOs) inspected by state officials this Spring, in a sweep apparently seeking to uncover foreign backing for political opposition initiatives.
Nine conscientious objectors – all of them Jehovah’s Witnesses – are known to be serving prison sentences for refusing compulsory military service on grounds of conscience. The most recent known to have been sentenced was Atamurat Suvkhanov, given a one-year prison term (his second) by a Dashoguz court in March. A further four conscientious objectors are serving suspended sentences. Another was convicted on the same charges in January, but was instead given a heavy fine.
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia—Jehovah’s Witnesses in Slovakia held an open house at their branch office on December 15, 2012, to mark the 100th anniversary of their Bible education work in the country. Personal invitations to tour the facilities were distributed to people from the surrounding neighborhoods.
Tel Aviv University researchers uncovered an archeological depiction of the story of Samson, or at the very least an ancient depiction of an act of animal cruelty.
A 26‐year‐old male presented to his primary care physician with back pain of several weeks’ duration. His past medical history was pertinent only for gastroesophageal reflux. The physician diagnosed a herniated lumbar disk and prescribed epidural injections, along with naproxen for the pain. The symptoms seemed to improve, but approximately 2 weeks after his initial presentation. . .
On the day the Boston Marathon bombing transfixed the world, Mark Watkins of suburban Kansas City lay face to face with a crisis of life, death and faith of his own.
Little could he guess that, in the end, it would be a controversial product sent from a terrorized city that would save him.
A member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Cuba filed a complaint with the state prosecutor last month alleging discrimination against her three school-age daughters.
She says the authorities have condoned acts of discrimination including physical and verbal violence, which have led the pupils to miss classes and their parents to move house.
Туркменистан полиции, пытки, изнасилования угрозы, штрафы
Seven weeks after the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee sought a response from Turkmenistan’s government to complaints by ten Jehovah’s Witness conscientious objectors, about 30 police officers raided the lead complainant’s family home in the northern city of Dashoguz. Two members of the Nasyrlayev family, with four guests, were taken to a police station and three were held for 40 hours…
In many countries of Eastern and Southeastern Europe and in the Russian Federation, nationalists promote the view of a people united by its ethnic origins and its unitary Church. The fusion of a religious identity with nationalist ethnic ideals has led to the exclusion of those who do not share this identity. As a consequence, the so-called nontraditional religions are under attack by governments and extreme nationalists alike.
В ОБЛАСТИ ПРАВ ЧЕЛОВЕКА В РОССИИ
Western Christian groups, including Baptists and Pentecostals, Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints experienced similar problems. Overall, no religious organization operating in the Russian Federation is safe from attacks, robberies, neo-Nazi graffiti, or cemetery desecrations. Many sites are vandalized multiple times, reflecting a lack of security and deficiencies in police protection.
According to Forum 18, an international religious freedom nongovernmental organization, 32 conscientious objectors were in prison as of September 20 for refusing military and alternative service, believing the alternative service was not independent of the military. In 2012, courts sentenced to prison terms 16 additional Jehovah’s Witnesses for refusal to serve.