Jehovah’s Witness gets high court to explain law on sacred scriptures

The Constitutional Court turned down an appeal by Vladimir Sergienko, who challenged the provision about texts of sacred scriptures and the right of prosecutors to deny citizens who seek a prohibition of materials for extremism, while it provided an important explanation.

On 20 April 2017, the Russian Constitutional Court issued a determination on an appeal by Vladimir Sergienko, who challenged point 3 of part 1 of article 128 of the Code of Administrative Proceedings and article 3.1 of the federal law on combating extremist activity (prohibition of banning some sacred scriptures).

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