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May 25, 2019

Jehovah’s Witness, Holocaust survivor dies aged 107 – JWnews

One of the oldest known survivors of the holocaust who refused to renounce his faith has died aged 107.

Leopold Engleitner died on April 21 according to the Mauthausen Committee, an Austrian organization that tracks the fate of Nazi concentration camp inmates.

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May 23, 2019

TURKMENISTAN: Human Rights Committee finds former prisoners’ rights violated – JWnews

In two Decisions the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee has found that Turkmenistan violated the rights of three Jehovah’s Witness prisoners of conscience. Two Jehovah’s Witnesses were jailed on fabricated pornography charges to punish them for exercising their right to freedom of religion and belief. The third was among the many Jehovah’s Witness young men jailed for refusing compulsory military service on grounds of conscience.

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May 23, 2019

Dane Jailed by Russia in Jehovah’s Witnesses Crackdown Loses Appeal – JWnews

A Danish adherent of the Jehovah’s Witnesses jailed for six years in Russia after being found guilty of organizing a banned extremist group lost his court appeal on Thursday, a spokesman for the group said.

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May 23, 2019

“Without Witnesses” project – JWnews

The human rights project “Without Witnesses” was opened with reports, film screenings and discussions in the Galich House, its participants spoke about the persecutions for their faith in modern Russia, first of all, about the persecutions being wrecked by Jehovah’s Witnesses. The organizers of the evening included activists from the St. Petersburg branch of the Solidarity democratic movement , according to whom the idea of ​​a campaign in support of Jehovah’s Witnesses

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May 23, 2019

Prison term for a citizen of Denmark, Dennis Christensen – JWnews

“Today it has become clear that the statements of the Russian authorities before the international instances that the liquidation of legal entities of Jehovah’s Witnesses“ do not contain a restriction or prohibition to practice the above mentioned teaching individually ”is nothing more than slyness, said Yaroslav Sivulsky, representative of the European Association SI “As we have seen, in order to convict a person for extremism and an attempt on the constitutional order, and then punish him along with thieves and murderers, it is enough for law enforcement authorities to prove that he believes in God in the wrong way and catch him reading the Bible. Such court decisions have been known since biblical times. In Russia, we experienced all this in the Soviet years. But, as history shows, none of the goals for which such a repressive mechanism has been launched will be achieved. ”

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May 19, 2019

TURKMENISTAN: Human Rights Committee finds former prisoners’ rights violated – JWnews

In two Decisions the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee has found that Turkmenistan violated the rights of three Jehovah’s Witness prisoners of conscience. Two Jehovah’s Witnesses were jailed on fabricated pornography charges to punish them for exercising their right to freedom of religion and belief. The third was among the many Jehovah’s Witness young men jailed for refusing compulsory military service on grounds of conscience.

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May 18, 2019

Mass detentions for faith in Volgograd _ JWnews

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On May 16, 2019 in Volgograd, at least 7 believers were detained by the FSB and the police, some in the workplace. The detained Sergey Melnik (46 years old), Valery Rogozin (57 years old), Igor Yegozaryan (54 years old), Vyacheslav Osipov (48 years old), Ivan Valkovsky (36 years old), Denis Peresunko (41 years old) and Vladimir Tarasov (81 years old) were delivered to the building of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation on Gagarin Street, 2.

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May 18, 2019

Court dismissed the believer from the detention center, but with the condition – JWnews

On May 16, 2019, Yulia Poladova, a judge of the Leninsky district court of the city of Ulyanovsk, chose a preventive measure for 62-year-old Alexander Ganin – a ban to leave the house from 16:00 to 9:00 the next day until June 23, use the telephone and the Internet, and also communicate participants in criminal proceedings.

Earlier, on May 15, 2019, at 5:50 am local time, FSB officers came to Alexander’s house in Novoulyanovsk and searched it. Alexander himself was placed in a temporary detention center.

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May 18, 2019

Finland massively refuses asylum to Jehovah’s Witnesses from Russia – JWnews

The Finnish authorities report that about 250 refugees , Jehovah’s Witnesses from Russia, filed a total application for asylum in Finland . So far, according to the Finnish authorities, about 90 petitions have been processed. And 90% of applicants were refused. “Idel. Realities” understood what the failures are about and what they mean for those who were refused.

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May 16, 2019

Burglary of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Lawton leads to arrest – JWnews

Police responded to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on SE Flowermound Tuesday morning. An alarm on the building alerted police.

When officers arrived they saw a man, later identified as 50-year-old Roger Martin, getting out of a pickup with a trailer attached.

The truck and trailer were backed up to the building’s garage, which was partially open. According to reports, the garage lock had been broken off by a screwdriver.

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May 15, 2019

People who don’t sing national anthem to be arrested ? – JWnews

The PF gathering called National Dialogue Forum has continued fighting God and the people of Zambia. Now they want Christians to get police permits in order to meet for prayers. This is what they mean when they say they are amending the Public Order Act.

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May 15, 2019

Jehovah’s Witness knocking on doors alerted crews to West Ashley house fire – JWnews

A Jehovah’s Witness knocking on the door of a West Ashley house called 911 after hearing smoke alarms and smelling smoke on Tuesday morning.

St. Andrews and Charleston Fire crews responded to a house fire on the 2100 block of St. Peters Lane at approximately 10:30 a.m.

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May 14, 2019

Total number of Jehovah’s Witnesses persecuted – JWnews

Memorial Human Rights Center (HRC) recognized another 75 Jehovah’s Witnesses to be political prisoners and politically persecuted political prisoners. According to Kasparov. Ru on May 13, the total number of Jehovah’s Witnesses persecuted for the faith has reached 154.

Memorial Human Rights Center has become aware of at least six new defendants taken into custody.

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May 14, 2019

Two “Jehovah’s Witnesses” from the Murmansk region are awaiting trial – JWnews

Investigators notified of the end of investigative actions against two leaders of the religious organization “Jehovah’s Witnesses” in the Murmansk region.

The decision to recognize the center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia and 395 local organizations as extremist was made by the Supreme Court of Russia in April 2017. Since then, arrests of followers of the religious movement have been held across the country.

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May 14, 2019

New check on allegations of torture “Jehovah’s Witnesses – JWnews

The prosecutor’s office of Ugra demanded that the TFR carry out a new check on the statements of members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious organization banned in Russia, who in February reported about torture and harassment of them in the building of the Surgut investigation department of the TFR.

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May 14, 2019

Persecuted Jehovah’s Witnesses Doubles in Russia – JWnews

The number of Jehovah’s Witnesses persecuted in Russia has almost doubled after 75 more members of the religious group were added this year, the Memorial human rights group said.

Russia labeled the Jehovah’s Witnesses an “extremist” group in 2017, exposing Russia’s estimated 175,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses to mass raids and forcing at least 5,000 to flee the country.

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May 11, 2019

Jehovah’s Witnesses hold convention in Flatbush – JWnews

Over 2,500 Jehovah’s Witnesses members gathered for their annual convention in Flatbush this weekend.

The theme of the 2018 convention is courage, whether that be in relationships, difficult decisions and in the Bible.

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May 11, 2019

Jehovah’s Witnesses annual convention at the Nyanyano Assembly grounds near Kasoa – JWnews

The three-day program consists of 54 presentations that will include talks, audio dramas, interviews, and short videos. Additionally, a feature film entitled The Story of Jonah—A Lesson in Courage and Mercy will be shown on the final day of the convention program.

The talks and interviews have been uniquely prepared to help the public to learn practical ways to face the present and future challenges with courage.

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May 10, 2019

RUSSIA’S ANTI-MISSIONARY LAW – JWnews

After Moscow banned Jehovah’s Witnesses, the next on the line to be under the Russian scrutiny lens are the evangelical Protestants. The latter has attained the unenviable position of being the most prosecuted group as per the controversial “anti-missionary” laws in force in the country. More than 50 percent of all alleged violations cases were made against evangelicals.

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May 10, 2019

RUSSIA: 159 known “anti-missionary” prosecutions in 2018 – JWnews

The decline in 2018 appears to be primarily explained by the sharp drop in the number of Administrative Code Article 5.26 cases against Jehovah’s Witnesses, whose activities were outlawed as “extremist” by Russia’s Supreme Court in 2017. As a result of the ban there has been a steep rise in Jehovah’s Witnesses held in pre-trial detention, under house arrest, and under travel restrictions as many face “extremism”-related criminal charges. Two have been given criminal convictions (for earlier bans on individual communities) and at least a further 150 are facing criminal prosecution.

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May 10, 2019

Number of raids on houses in occupied Crimea doubles – JWnews

As noted, Russian security forces conducted five searches in Crimea in January and five searches in February.

In March, a record number of searches in the current year was recorded. In the last month of the quarter, security officials raided the houses of a journalist and local residents suspected of participating in the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious organization banned in Russia.

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May 10, 2019

Russian court rules to keep member of Jehovah’s Witnesses in custody – JWnews

The Oryol Regional Court has dismissed an appeal by Danish citizen Dennis Christensen, found guilty of organizing the activities of the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious community (outlawed in Russia) and ruled to keep him in custody, Christensen’s lawyer Anton Bogdanov informed TASS on Wednesday.

“We have offered alternatives, including house arrest or release on bail, but the court ruled to keep Dennis Christensen in custody,” Bogdanov said.

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May 8, 2019

Trial of the case of the Jehovah’s Witness – JWnews

As the ” Caucasian Knot ” wrote, the head of the Jehovah’s Witnesses * community in Maysky Yuri Zalipayev was accused of inciting religious hatred and calling for extremist activity. He did not admit guilt. The trial of Zalipayev began on July 16, 2018. In January 2019, a judge of the May District Court, at the request of the prosecutor, terminated the criminal case against Zalipayev under the article under Part 1 of Article 282 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation in connection with the decriminalization of acts falling under this article.

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May 8, 2019

PICKETS ON THE EVE OF THE APPEAL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESS – JWnews

Today, on May 6, single pickets were held on Manezhnaya Square in Moscow on the eve of the appeal in the case of Jehovah’s Witnesses * Danish Dennis Christensen, sentenced
On February 6 of this year, by the court of the city of Orel by 6 years of general regime. The EU called for the release of the Dane before any appeal, considering the accusations against him do not stand up to criticism.

The organizers are the Christian Action Movement. The purpose of the pickets is not only the support of Jehovah’s Witnesses, but also the defense of freedom of conscience in Russia.

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May 8, 2019

Are Jehovah’s Witnesses Extremists? – JWnews

Are Jehovah’s Witnesses extremists? Russian courts certainly think so. On April 1, 2019, Sergey Skrynnikov, a practicing Jehovah’s Witness in Russia, became the second member of the religious group to be convicted under Article 282.2 of the Russian Criminal Code. Skrynnikov had allegedly done nothing more than engaging in peaceful worship. The first Jehovah’s Witness was Dennis Christensen from Denmark. He was sentenced to six years in prison for the same “offence.”

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May 8, 2019

JEHOVAH’S WITNESS DENNIS CHRISTENSEN APPEAL HEARING IN ORYOL – JWnews

Dennis Christensen, who was arrested in May 2017 while attending a Jehovah’s Witness worship service in Oryol Russia, began a hearing to appeal his six-year prison term at the Oryol Regional (Appellate) Court today. The hearing will resume tomorrow and subsequent dates have also been scheduled for May 16 and 17.

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May 5, 2019

FSB (Russian: Federal Security Service) Laughing stock in Russia – JWnews

In Vladivostok, 84-year-old grandmother and 5 more women over 61 were accused of extremism

FSB in the Primorsky Territory distinguished themselves in front of the whole country. Pursuing an active search and trapping of terrorists and extremists in the Primorsky Territory, the FSB officers did not find more dangerous criminals than the 84-year-old grandmother and five more women, 61 and older. The FSB officers could still be understood if the grandmother and other older women had committed or intended to commit a crime or were a threat to civil society.

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May 5, 2019

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May 4, 2019

The United States and the Holocaust – JWnews

Americans had access to reliable information about the Nazi regime’s persecution of Jews as it happened, but most could not imagine that a mass murder campaign was possible. Though most Americans sympathized with the plight of European Jews, assisting refugees and rescuing the victims of Nazism never became a national priority.

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