July 17, 2017

Russian Supreme Court upholds ruling to disband Jehovah’s Witnesses

MOSCOW, July 17. /TASS/. Appeals college of the Russian Supreme Court has upheld an earlier ruling of the court to quality the Jehovah’s Witnesses administrative center as an extremist organization, to disband it and to ban its activities on the Russian territory.

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July 21, 2017

State Department, Religious Freedom Watchdog Denounce Russian Ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses

The upholding of a Russian ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses has prompted criticism from the State Department and a federal religious freedom watchdog.

The Russian Justice Ministry labeled the Witnesses an “extremist” group in April, banning the organization and membership therein.

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July 20, 2017

Washington urges Russia to lift ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses’ activities

Washington, July 20, Interfax – The United States’ authorities are concerned over the decision of the Russian Supreme Court, which had upheld the ban on activities of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia, the U.S. Department of State said.

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July 20, 2017

The court prolonged the term of detention of Danish citizen Kristensen DO in custody

On July 20, 2017, the Soviet District Court of the city of Orel extended the term of the detention of a member of the religious organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses Orel to a citizen of Denmark.

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July 20, 2017

FYI – Anger Over Allowing Muslim Prayer Rooms in Ontario Schools

Ontario’s Peel District School Board is now a flashpoint on the issue of Muslim prayers being allowed in school. It has gone so far that a person tore pages from a Quran. Islamophobic shouting was also heard during a public meeting held in March. The meeting soon plunged into chaos.

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July 20, 2017

Russia’s Ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses Upheld

Russia’s Supreme Court has upheld a ban on the Jehovah’s Witnesses, naming it an “extremist organization” and charging that its members “pose a threat to the rights of citizens, public order and public security.”

As a result of the ruling, the Witnesses’ Russian headquarters will be closed, and the properties belonging to local chapters will be now become property of the state.

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July 20, 2017

US slams Russia for ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses

he State Department on Wednesday slammed the Russian Supreme Court’s decision to ban Jehovah’s Witnesses from practicing in the country, which considers them an “extremist” group.

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July 20, 2017

The ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia became a symbol of senseless discrimination

The Russian state for the first time after the Soviet time completely banned a specific religious movement and recognized that hundreds of thousands of believers – citizens of Russia – are outlawed. The ban fell on a very symbolic date. On July 17 (on the day of the memory of the murder of the royal family).

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July 20, 2017

Will the Danish Witness be released from custody

July 20, 2017 at 10:30 in the Soviet District Court of Orel begins a hearing on the further measure of restraint for the innocent Witness Jehovah, a citizen of Denmark, who since May 25 year, languishing in the Oryol prison only because he read the Bible together With coreligionists.

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July 20, 2017

German government expressed concern about the ban on “Jehovah’s Witnesses” in Russia

The German government intends to monitor the development of events around the “Jehovah’s Witnesses Administrative Center,” whose activities in Russia have been recognized as extremist and banned, the statement of the coordinator of the Cabinet of Ministers of Germany on public co-operation with Russia and Central Asia Gernot Erler, posted on the website of the German Foreign Ministry Cases.

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July 20, 2017

US urged Russia to respect freedom of religion

The US State Department issued a special statement on Wednesday, which reads: “The decision of the Supreme Court of Russia against Jehovah’s Witnesses, adopted this week, is the last episode in the alarming trend of persecution of religious minorities.

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July 19, 2017

Embassy Press Officer on Lord Ahmad’s comments regarding the judicial ban of Jehova’s Witnesses in Russia

Lord Ahmad’s allegations of a crackdown on religious freedom appear unsubstantiated. The ban has nothing to do with religion. They are also unacceptable. Russia doesn’t interfere in other nations’ judicial authorities’ decisions.

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July 19, 2017

UK Expresses Concern Over Russian Court’s Decision to Ban Jehovah’s Witnesses

Minister of State at UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Joyce Anelay called on Friday on Moscow to uphold its international commitments to religious freedom following Russia’s Supreme Court decision to ban the Jehovah’s Witnesses as extremist.

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July 19, 2017

OSCE Concerned Over Ban of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia

Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) Michael Georg Link urged the Russian authorities to ensure that the rights to freedom of religion or belief, freedom of opinion and expression, freedom of . . .

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July 19, 2017

United States calls on Moscow to remove the ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses

The United States calls on Moscow to remove the ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses following Russia’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the decision to prohibit their activities as extremist, the Department of State said in a press release on Wednesday.

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July 19, 2017

German Cabinet voices concern over ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses activities in Russia

The German government will keep a close eye on the situation around Jehovah’s Witnesses in light of the ruling by the Russian Supreme Court to uphold a ban on its activities, the Cabinet’s Coordinator for Intersocietal Cooperation with Russia Gernot Erler said on Wednesday.

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July 19, 2017

The European Union intends to defend the rights of Jehovah’s Witnesses

The European Union intends to defend the rights of “Jehovah’s Witnesses”, which since recently are considered banned in Russia by the organization and are prosecuted by law. Representatives of the EU called the actions of government agencies illegal and insist on lifting the ban.

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July 19, 2017

Britain was outraged by the decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation,

According to the First Deputy Foreign Minister of Great Britain, Tariq Mahmoud Ahmad, the decision of the Supreme Court of Russia confirms that the peaceful worship of 175,000 citizens of the Russian Federation is declared illegal and contradicts the right to freedom of religion prescribed in the Russian Constitution.

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July 19, 2017

US and the EU once again criticized the ban on “Jehovah’s Witnesses” in Russia

The United States and the European Union have severely criticized the final ban in Russia of the religious organization Jehovah’s Witnesses.

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom said that the organization is not an extremist and its members should enjoy the freedom to practice their faith without the threat of reprisals from the authorities.

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July 18, 2017

Court Confirms Decision to Ban Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia, Here’s Why

With this move, the Russian Supreme Court rejected the organization’s appeal against the previous court’s decision to recognize Jehovah’s Witnesses as an extremist organization and put an end to its activity in Russia.

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July 18, 2017

Jehovah’s Witnesses Ban in Russia Helps Protect Its Members’ Rights ?

Russia’s decision to ban Jehovah’s Witnesses and to confiscate the organization’s assets in the country may lead to a sharp decline in the group’s numbers and help protect the rights of its adherents.

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July 18, 2017

Kremlin Ties to Orthodox Church Raise Concern

Human-rights activists say 2009 represented a breakthrough in relations between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian government. But they say the closer ties appear to place other faiths at a disadvantage.

Sergei Mozgovoi of the independent Freedom of Conscience Institute told a Moscow news conference Russian lawmakers are rushing through laws to legitimize decisions made earlier by President Dmitriy Medvedev on behalf of Russian Orthodoxy.

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July 18, 2017

EU criticizes Russia over Jehovah’s Witnesses ban

The European Union is criticizing Russia over its nationwide ban on the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious denomination, saying all must be able to practice their religion without interference.

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July 18, 2017

Jehovah’s Witnesses vow to appeal Russia ban in European court

“We plan to appeal this at the European Court of Human Rights as soon as we can,” Yaroslav Sivulskiy, a member of the European Association of Jehovah’s Christian Witnesses, said by phone.

“All legal avenues inside Russia have been exhausted.”

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July 18, 2017

Jehovah’s Witnesses vow to appeal Russia ban

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Jehovah’s Witnesses said on Tuesday it would appeal a ban on its activities in Russia at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, saying it had exhausted all other legal channels.

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July 18, 2017

Russian Supreme Court Rejects Jehovah’s Witnesses Appeal

Russia’s Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal to reverse its decision declaring the Jehovah’s Witnesses an “extremist” organization, state-run news agency RIA Novosti reported.

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July 17, 2017

German expert on “Jehovah’s Witnesses”

On Monday, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation recognized as legal the decision to ban “Jehovah’s Witnesses” in Russia. How does the German expert evaluate this organization?

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July 17, 2017

Russia Jehovah’s Witnesses banned after they lose appeal

Russia’s Supreme Court has ordered the disbanding of the Jehovah’s Witnesses on Russian territory.
The ban came into effect after the court rejected an appeal by the religious group against a ruling in April which declared it to be extremist.

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July 17, 2017

Russian Ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses

Russia’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal of its nationwide ban on the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious denomination.

The court’s appeals chamber has upheld the April approval of the Russian Justice Ministry’s call to halt Jehovah’s Witnesses activities and to declare it an extremist organization.

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July 17, 2017

Russia’s ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses can spark backlash in EU

After the Supreme Court ruling, Russia will appear in all reports on religious freedom as a country violating this freedom. Besides, this decision will be condemned by all Western countries. The Jehovah’s Witnesses ruling can become a . . .

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