August 12, 2018

Jehovah’s Witnesses in the news — Aug. 12, 2018

• In Ust-Kut, Jehovah’s Witnesses are officially recognized as extremists
• “Jehovah’s Witnesses”: why are they persecuted by the Russian authorities?

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August 7, 2018

Jehovah’s Witnesses in the news — Aug. 8, 2018

• Attempted arson investigated at Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall in Yelm
• Russian “Jehovah’s Witnesses” hide from religious persecution in Finland

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July 12, 2018

How did Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia equate to the Islamic state

A year ago, on July 17, 2017, a ban on the activity of almost 400 religious organizations of Jehovah’s Witnesses, which were recognized as extremist, came into effect in Russia. Right after that many believers faced repression.

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July 11, 2018

Russia pursues Jehovah’s Witnesses as ‘extremists’

With masks and rifles, police came to Anatoly Vilitkevich’s door in the early morning and made him pack a bag. He was wanted for religious extremism – as a Jehovah’s Witness.

“Forget it,” they told his wife, Alyona, taking away the couple’s tablet devices, computers and phones. “Go and find a new phone, a new tablet and a new husband.”

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July 10, 2018

EU court says Jehovah’s Witnesses must comply with data privacy laws in door-to-door preaching

Jehovah’s Witnesses must obtain consent from people before they take down their personal details during door-to-door preaching in order to comply with EU data privacy rules, Europe’s top court ruled on Tuesday.

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July 7, 2018

FYI – Is God male?

The Episcopal Church debates whether to change its Book of Common Prayer.

The terms for God, in the poetic language of the prayers written for centuries, have almost always been male: Father. King. Lord.
This week, the church is debating whether to overhaul that prayer book — in large part to make clear that God doesn’t have a gender.

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July 4, 2018

Jehovah’s Witnesses church in Olympia a total loss after another fire

An incredible loss because it is a total loss of a church. When firefighters rushed to the scene overnight Tuesday, flames were shooting through the roof. By the time the flames were gone, the roof was caved in and the inside was even worse.

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June 29, 2018

FYI — Republican tax law hits churches

House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady is defending a controversial provision of the GOP tax law that requires churches and other historically tax-exempt organizations to begin paying a 21 percent tax on some types of fringe benefits they provide their employees.

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June 29, 2018

Inside the Secretive World of Jehovah’s Witnesses (video)

Jehovah’s Witnesses have a long history of being persecuted around the world. Their activities are banned or restricted in several countries. They are considered an extremist organization in Russia, while their members are imprisoned in South Korea and Eritrea.

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June 29, 2018

Russia: Sweeping Arrests of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Law enforcement authorities across Russia have carried out a sweeping campaign against Jehovah’s Witnesses in recent months, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities have carried out dozens of home searches, raids, interrogations, and other acts of harassment and persecution.

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June 29, 2018

South Korean Men Will Soon be Able to Choose an Alternative to Mandatory Military Service

South Korea, one of the few nations that conscripts all able-bodied men into military service, will now allow conscientious objectors to substitute the required two years with community service.

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June 29, 2018

Thousands of Jehovah’s Witnesses to attend three-day Fargo convention

About 4,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses will be in Fargo this weekend for a massive three-day regional convention at Scheels Arena.

The “Be Courageous!” 2018 convention here beginning Friday, June 29, through Sunday, July 1, is one of many around the country and globe, including Hungary, Japan and Australia.

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June 29, 2018

Russia persecutes Jehovah’s Witnesses – rights watchdog

‘The Jehovah’s Witness faith is not an extremist organization,’ says Human Rights Watch director Rachel Denber. ‘(Russian) Authorities should stop this religious persecution of its worshippers now.’

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June 29, 2018

JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES WILL NOW BE EXEMPT FROM MILITARY SERVICE ACT IN SOUTH KOREA

A momentous change has occurred in South Korea. The South Korean Constitutional Court has ruled that a section of the Military Service Act is unconstitutional. The law is one of the oldest laws of the modern Korean government, existing for 65 years.

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June 28, 2018

FYI, NIGERIA A DANGEROUS COUNTRY FOR CHRISTIANS

Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world. According to Pew Research Center, hundreds of thousands of Christians are killed every year, and many more have had their religious freedoms limited.

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June 28, 2018

SOUTH KOREA MAY STOP JAILING JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

South Korea’s Constitutional Court is potentially making a historic change. The court will rule on whether a Korean man can legitimately refuse to serve in the military as a consciousness objector.

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June 27, 2018

Vandalism at Kingdom Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland

June 27, 2018

Harassment of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Bulgaria

Muslims, Mormons, and Jehovah’s Witnesses reported multiple cases of physical assaults, harassment, and threats against members of their communities in Bulgaria, while Protestant pastors reported harassment from Orthodox priests, who said the pastors represented “sects”, a US State Department annual report said.

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June 27, 2018

Faces of Auschwitz

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June 27, 2018

Enormous number of critics express support for Jehovah’s Witnesses

Today fear of the “totalitarian sect of Jehovah’s Witnesses” is created by outright fraud and distortion, for example, composing a black list of “evil religions” with a general list of their crimes so that the Jehovah’s Witnesses are made to account for others’ transgressions, real or imaginary.

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June 27, 2018

Validity of criminal prosecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Council under the President of the Russian Federation for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights asked the Prosecutor General’s Office to verify the legality and validity of the criminal prosecution of citizens professing the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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June 26, 2018

State Department called Russia to release Jehovah’s Witnesses

Washington is alarmed by arrests of representatives of the organization “Jehovah’s Witnesses” (recognized by the Supreme Court of Russia as an extremist organization) by the Russian authorities and calls upon Moscow to release them. This was stated by the official representative of the US State Department Heather Nojert.

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June 24, 2018

We are ridding the earth of you (Jehovah’s Witnesses)

We are ridding the earth of you.“– Russian police officer.

October 7, 1934, in the office of Dr. Wilhelm Frick, in Berlin, Adolf Hitler with clenched fists declared regarding Jehovah’s Witnesses: “This brood will be exterminated in Germany!

Where is Hitler today ?

Where will Russia be tomorrow ?

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June 23, 2018

Fined for a link to the website of Jehovah’s Witnesses

It follows from the court’s decision that in February 2015, Semenova posted a link to the site of Jehovah’s Witnesses (jw.org) on ​​the page in the social network “VKontakte”, which is considered extremist and included in the Federal List of Extremist Materials (paragraph 2904).

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June 22, 2018

Putin Advisers Question Legality Of Prosecution Of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Advisers to Russian President Vladimir Putin have questioned the legality of criminal cases opened against members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, saying law enforcement is misinterpreting a ruling last year by jailing people for collective bible reading and praying.

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June 20, 2018

World Cup in Russia & political prisoners

In Russia, the FIFA 2018 World Cup starts. Fans from all over the world come to Russia to enjoy the game of their favorite teams. But while they fill the stands of the stadiums, hundreds of political prisoners remain in Russian prisons.

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June 20, 2018

US State Department urged the Kremlin to immediately release all political prisoners

The US State Department urged the Russian authorities to immediately release more than 150 political prisoners who are in prison in Russia. This is stated in a message on the website of the US department.

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June 20, 2018

Wife of Jehovah’s Witness arrested in Ufa

Anatoly Vilitkevich became the first in Russia arrested follower of Jehovah’s Witnesses. His wife gave an interview to ProUfu.Ru, in which she told the details of her husband’s detention.

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June 20, 2018

In fact, this happens to us

150 thousand of our fellow citizens, peaceful and honest people, are today outlawed. At any time, each of them can be arrested and sentenced to imprisonment. These people did not kill, did not rape, did not steal or be dishonored.

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June 20, 2018

Russians are being jailed for reading the Bible

Now, more than seven decades later, midnight knocks on the door are being heard again in arrests of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Last year, the Russian Supreme Court declared the group “extremist ” and banned it from operating on Russian territory.

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