Russia’s Ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses Upheld

Russia’s Supreme Court has upheld a ban on the Jehovah’s Witnesses, naming it an “extremist organization” and charging that its members “pose a threat to the rights of citizens, public order and public security.”

As a result of the ruling, the Witnesses’ Russian headquarters will be closed, and the properties belonging to local chapters will be now become property of the state.

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