October 16, 2018

October’s news about Jehovah’s Witnesses

Azerbaijani court sentences Jehovah’s Witness for refusing military service

Smolensk, Russia. 2 more Jehovah’s Witness women were sent to prison for their faith.

Russia, Jehovah’s Witnesses arrested for singing ?

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September 21, 2018

September 21, 2018

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September 16, 2018

Jehovah’s Witnesses, what’s new today 9/16/2018

Jehovah’s Witnesses in Sarnia

Jehovah’s Witnesses convention first of many

UZBEKISTAN: Secret Supreme Court hearing rejects appeal

Jehovah’s Witness convention attracts thousands

Investigational use of PEGylated carboxyhemoglobin bovine in a Jehovah’s Witness (Transfusion)

Russia and Jehovah’s Witnesses

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September 15, 2018

Russian Federal Security Service fight against Jehovah’s Witnesses

in June 2018, FSB officers in masks broke into the apartment, where the “Witnesses” with their children and elderly relatives were drinking tea peacefully. Against Gennady Shpakovsky as a former leader of a religious organization, they opened a criminal case and blocked all accounts where they received a pension and a salary.

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September 14, 2018

Jehovah’s Witnesses begin 2018 convention in Abuja today

Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and its environ are set to launch their annual convention series beginning today at their Kwali Assembly Hall.
A statement issued by the convention organizer said the convention is important at this critical time because, “we need courage more than ever at school, at work and when tragedy strikes.’’

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September 12, 2018

The two witness rule

(2 Corinthians 13:1) . . .This is the third time I am coming to you. “On the testimony of two or three witnesses every matter must be established.. . .
The discovery of a black Labrador named Lucy led to the unraveling of a criminal case Monday against an Oregon man who had begun serving a 50-year prison sentence.

Joshua Horner, a plumber from the central Oregon town of Redmond, was convicted on April 12, 2017, of sexual abuse of a minor.

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September 6, 2018

Jehovah’s Witness news 9/6/2018

Watchtower disputes $200K tax bill from Newburgh
TURKMENISTAN: Ninth jailed Jehovah’s Witness in 2018

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September 6, 2018

ECHR: defects in Russian legislation

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The insults of the police and even the controversial religious literature are not a manifestation of extremism.

“The teaching presented in this fragment of the pamphlet is not specific to the Jehovah’s Witnesses in general, it is inherent not only to them, but also to other areas of Christianity, and goes back directly to the text of the Bible, “experts concluded.

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September 4, 2018

AZERBAIJAN, Seven criminal cases against Jehovah’s Witness young men for refusing military service

Emil Mehdiyev, an 18-year-old Jehovah’s Witness, has appealed to Ganca Appeal Court against his criminal conviction for refusing compulsory military service on grounds of conscience. The Court received the appeal on 27 August and is yet to set a date for the hearing.

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September 4, 2018

First ever bloodless stem cell transplant for Jehovah’s Witnesses

In its more than 30 years of transplant operations, Nebraska Medicine has reached a new milestone by successfully performing a bloodless stem cell transplant on a Jehovah’s Witness. Doctors believe it’s not only the first time for the hospital but the entire state of Nebraska.

Nearly nine months ago, doctors diagnosed Vincenzo Neri with ultra-high-risk myeloma, which is a cancer of the blood cells.

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September 4, 2018

Jehovah’s Witnesses in the news — Sep. 4, 2018

Russian Jehovah’s Witnesses Flee to Finland
Stalin could do nothing with them ( Jehovah’s Witnesses )
The site of “Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia” stopped working

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August 31, 2018

Jehovah’s Witness girl could receive blood against her will during childbirth

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August 31, 2018

Pregnant Jehovah’s Witness, 17, could be forced to receive blood

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August 31, 2018

Jehovah’s Witness teenager may be forced to receive blood transfusion

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August 25, 2018

Jehovah’s Witnesses in the news — Aug. 25, 2018

How Peter Knowles exchanged football for religion

Three followers of Jehovah’s Witnesses were detained for extremism

Persecuted Jehovah’s Witnesses

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August 21, 2018

Three Jehovah’s Witnesses Detained In Russia’s Kamchatka

Three members of the local branch of a Jehovah’s Witnesses church have been detained in Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka peninsula on extremism charges.

An official with the regional Investigative Committee, Yelena Matafonova told RFE/RL on August 21 that a married couple and an elderly woman from the town of Yelizovo were detained.

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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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