Jehovah’s Witnesses as ‘extremists’: Court sharpens edges of Russia’s religious space

A Supreme Court ruling puts the Jehovah’s Witnesses at risk of property seizure and prison over the sect’s proselytization and ‘radical’ beliefs. Even members of the powerful Russian Orthodox Church say the decision goes too far.

Andrei Kuraev, a professor at the Orthodox Church’s Spiritual Academy in Moscow, warns that all freedom of conscience is under attack.

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