April 22, US State Dept Calls on Russia to Lift Ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses

The United States is deeply troubled by Russia’s Supreme Court ruling to ban the religious group Jehovah’s Witnesses and calls on Moscow to revoke the decision, the Department of State spokesman Mark Toner said in a statement via Twitter on Friday.
“[The] US is extremely concerned by Russia’s targeting, repressing religious minorities, including Jehovah’s Witnesses,” Toner tweeted. “We call on the Russian authorities to lift their ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses’ activities in Russia.”

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