April 24, 2018

Jehovah’s Witnesses combining resources for the greater good | JW News

A former Taranaki trucking garage which has been used by Jehovah’s Witnesses for more than 20 years is up for sale.

The building is one of two Kingdom Halls being sold by the faith group, which is combining facilities to make better use of resources.

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April 24, 2018

The plight of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia | JW News

According to the Finnish Immigration Service, last year, “several dozen” members of the movement came to Finland as asylum seekers, whereas in previous years the cases were mostly isolated.

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April 24, 2018

FSB starts detaining Jehovah’s Witnesses on Kola, dozens flee to Finland | JW News

On Friday, Murmansk regional authorities’ newspaper Murmanski Vestnik reports about raids made by FSB and the National Guard of Russia (Rosgvardia) in Polyarny on the Kola Peninsula.

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April 24, 2018

Package delivered to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in ‘unusual manner,’ police say | JW News

Authorities blocked off roads surrounding the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the 3300 block of Weir Avenue Monday afternoon after someone called to report a suspicious package. Authorities also evacuated a nearby home.

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April 24, 2018

NY Health Officials Warn of Jehovah’s Witness Measles Exposure | JW News

Two European tourists with measles potentially exposed others at three Jehovah’s Witness facilities in the greater New York City area, health officials said Saturday night.

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April 24, 2018

Lawyers have compared the persecution of Christensen to genocide | JW News

The lawyers of the Dane Dennis Christensen accused of organizing the activities of the organization “Jehovah’s Witnesses” banned in Russia (Article 282.2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) in Orel compared his persecution with genocide. This defense attorney Viktor Zhenkov said April 23 in the Zheleznodorozhny District Court, where the trial of the Dane began.

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April 6, 2018

Ailing Jehovah’s Witness Released From Kazakh Prison After Pardon | JW News

ALMATY, Kazakhstan — Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has pardoned a Jehovah’s Witness who was serving a five-year prison sentence for allegedly inciting religious and ethnic hatred.

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April 6, 2018

Is it a crime to worship God in Russia? | JW News

Is it a crime to worship God? Does government have any business dictating the answer? Those who take religious freedom seriously should pay close attention to the trial of Dennis Christensen, going on now in Orel, Russia, where belief and practice of a religion are being criminalized.

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April 6, 2018

Video shows suspect linked to fires at Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Halls | JW News

Olympia Fire responded to the fire at Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Olympia on Monday morning, according to a press release. The fire was extinguished and the structure was unoccupied at the time, the release said.

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April 6, 2018

Jehovah’s Witness child with cancer can skip blood transfusions | JW News

The parents of a 14-year-old boy with bone cancer won a legal challenge against a Mesa hospital that attempted to override their religious objections to blood transfusions.

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April 6, 2018

Trial Of Jehovah’s Witness Adjourned In Russia | JW News

A preliminary hearing into a criminal case against Jehovah’s Witness Dennis Christensen, a 46-year old Danish citizen charged with extremism, was adjourned shortly after resuming in Russia’s central city of Oryol.

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March 26, 2018

Court ruled to block four sites of Jehovah’s Witnesses | JW News

The Prokhladnensky District Court granted the suit of the Prokhladny prosecutor’s office and decided to limit access to four sites of Jehovah’s Witnesses, including the site “Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia”.

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March 26, 2018

Arsonist who targeted 2 Jehovah’s Witnesses | JW News

Wash. – Members of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Tumwater had just returned to their building Monday morning when they smelled the smoke and saw the flames.

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March 24, 2018

The prosecutor’s office demands to deprive “Jehovah’s Witnesses in Sweden” | JW News

Prosecutors of the Saratov region through the court demanded to deprive the religious organization “Jehovah’s Witnesses in Sweden” * an apartment building with a plot of land in the city of Engels, told RIA Novosti in the Engels district court of the Saratov region.

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March 21, 2018

The transaction with the real estate of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Seversk is recognized as fictitious | JW News

TOMSK, March 15 – RIA Tomsk. The Seversky Town Court in early 2018 recognized as a fictitious real estate transaction owned by Jehovah’s Witnesses, the property was transferred to federal property; similar cases are now being considered in two more district courts in the Tomsk region. How and why this happens – in the material of RIA Tomsk.

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March 19, 2018

Belarus demands to suspend activities of Jehovah’s Witnesses | JW News

A petition to the Commissioner for Religious Affairs and Nationalities in Belarus, Leonid Gulyako, with a request to conduct a state religious expert examination of the teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses appeared on the site change.org. Its author noted someone Maxim Arsentiev.

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March 11, 2018

Jehovah’s Witnesses: constitutional rights of believers are violated in Russia | JWNews

The campaign launched in the country to persecute the advocates of Jehovah’s Witnesses is becoming more and more massive and consistent, which became possible after the decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

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March 8, 2018

Armenia lost the case to Jehovah’s Witnesses in ECHR | JWNews

Armenia lost the next case to the European Court of Human Rights. This time the case concerns four representatives of the religious organization “Jehovah’s Witnesses” (an organization whose activities are banned in the Russian Federation).

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March 5, 2018

Jehovah’s Witnesses in Finland’s news.

Finland’s largest newspaper Helsingin Sanomat drew attention to the lawsuit around the building on Pervomaisky Prospekt, which belongs to the Finnish religious organization Jehovan todistaja (Jehovah’s Witnesses *).

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February 16, 2018

On the site of the Kingdom Hall of “Jehovah’s Witnesses” in St. Petersburg will be the information center of the Almazov Clinic | JW News

It is noted that the building where the “Jehovah’s Witnesses” (the religious organization banned in Russia) used to be located at the place where the information office of the famous clinic will appear.

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February 15, 2018

Man who fatally stabbed Jehovah’s Witness given hospital order | JW News

Keith Beviss went to the hall in Honiton armed with a knife and attacked a complete stranger who happened to be carrying out electrical work there.

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February 12, 2018

Transfusion articles about Jehovah’s Witnesses | JW News

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February 12, 2018

Jersey dad back in the game with a bloodless heart transplant | JW News

New Jersey dad Joseph Downs is counting the days until he can play soccer with his son.

He has already been waiting for four years.

But a life-saving “bloodless” heart transplant in April at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx has put the 34-year-old from Costa Rica back in the game.

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February 12, 2018

Taken away for questioning”: details of mass searches of “Jehovah’s Witnesses” in Belgorod | JW News

In Belgorod and Kemerovo , searches were conducted in the homes of citizens and the detention of members of the community of “Jehovah’s Witnesses”. They are suspected of continuing the activities of the organization “Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia”, which the Supreme Court of Russia recognized as extremist on April 20, 2017.

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February 7, 2018

Court demanding that the transfer of the building to Finnish Jehovah’s Witnesses be invalidated | JW News

On February 6, 2018 it became known that in Petrozavodsk the prosecutor’s office sent a statement to the court demanding that the transfer of the building on Pervomaisky Avenue, 52 Finnish Jehovah’s Witnesses, be invalid.

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February 4, 2018

Jehovah’s Witnesses actively do their part in American Fork | JW News

The congregation rises and joins together in song. They take turns sharing thoughts and answering questions from “The Watchtower.” They eagerly assist visitors by helping them find scriptures, songs, and passages from their magazines.

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February 4, 2018

Jehovah’s Witnesses in Europe received a legal blow | JW News

Advocate General of the European Court of Justice, has announced that Jehovah’s Witnesses must obtain the consent of the people they visit during their door-to-door visits if the members of this religious group wish to take notes

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February 4, 2018

Jehovah’s Witnesses use Bible principles to guide them | JW News

Jehovah’s Witnesses from Port Edward to Scottburgh, and as far inland as Matatiele, held their ‘Assembly Day’ at the Port Shepstone Civic Centre last Saturday. The theme was ‘Do not give up in doing what is fine’ based on Galatians 6:9.

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February 4, 2018

Jehovah’s Witness note-taking challenged at EU’s top court | JW News

Notes on door-to-door visits made by members of Jehovah’s Witnesses breach EU data privacy law, according to the advocate general of the EU’s top court. His finding backs the view of Finland’s data protection commission.

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January 26, 2018

Woman attacked three Jehovah’s Witnesses | JW News

Kerry Mitchell, 44, swung the tool at the three devotees – hitting one in the face and another on the shoulder – after they knocked on her door in Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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