Alternative service after decision to liquidate the organizations of Jehovah’s Witnesses

On April 6, 2017, the military commissariat of Zelenodolsk (Tatarstan) held a meeting of the draft commission on the case of 18-year-old follower of the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses Damir Galeev, whose convictions contradict military service.

A member of the draft board A. Tygin (mayor of the city) began to convince the other members of the commission of the need to deny the believer in his constitutional right to replace military service with an alternative civil service (AGS) on the grounds that the youth is an “extremist”.

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