Supreme Court orders liquidation of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Russia’s Supreme Court on Thursday banned the Administrative Centre of Jehovah’s Witnesses as extremist organization, RAPSI reported from the courtroom.

The Centre and its local branches are to be liquidated.

The court therefore granted a lawsuit lodged by the Justice Ministry seeking to recognize the Jehovah’s Witnesses managing organization as extremist, ban its activities and liquidate all its 395 local branches across Russia.

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