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November 7, 2016

Russia’s war on Jehovah’s Witnesses

Война России на Свидетелей Иеговы

News about the merciless war “law enforcement” agencies with peaceful believers has long fallen to the level of routine reports, but there is an impression in the fall, that this war is taking on new faces. Qualitative changes are three: a) the security forces stopped trying to conceal its methods, such as the toss of compromising; b) they have ceased to properly execute investigations and began to behave like ordinary bandits; c) war flows from the provinces to the capital.

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November 1, 2016

History of Jehovah’s Witnesses legal struggle in Russia

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October 31, 2016

Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs raided a Jehovah’s Witness home

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According to the FSB believes the woman had intended to distribute prohibited publications among members of the organization “Jehovah’s Witnesses” and other citizens “. . .

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October 24, 2016

RUSSIA: Jehovah’s Witnesses raided, evidence planted

Raids on Jehovah’s Witness premises now take place more than three times per month. These raids on doctrinally pacifist religious communities often involve many heavily armed and camouflaged officials, with the “discovery” of apparently planted banned “extremist” literature. Legal dissolution of communities can follow.

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October 18, 2016

Russian Supreme Court upholds ban on another Jehovah’s Witnesses branch

MOSCOW, October 18 (RAPSI, Oleg Sivozhelezov) – The Supreme Court of Russia has upheld a lower court’s decision to ban The Jehovah’s Witnesses branch in the city Oryol as extremist organization, RAPSI reports from the courtroom on Tuesday.

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October 14, 2016

Russian court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses branch in Jewish Autonomous Region

A court in the Jewish Autonomous Region has ruled to ban a branch of “The Jehovah’s Witnesses” in Birobidzhan because of distributing extremist literature by the organization, according to the court’s website.

A lawsuit seeking prohibition of the local religious organization “The Jehovah’s Witnesses” has been filed by the Main Department of the Ministry of Justice of the Khabarovsk Krai and Jewish Autonomous Region.

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October 14, 2016

Russian Supreme Court to announce ruling on appeal filed by Jehovah Witness’ branch

Russia’s Supreme Court will announce its ruling on the appeal filed over the liquidation of local Jehovah’s Witness organization in Oryol on October 18, RAPSI learned in the court on Friday.

On June 14, the Oryol Regional Court liquidated the organization on request of the Ministry of Justice’s regional Directorate. The organization was previously found extremist.

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October 5, 2016

Lawmakers at both ends of Russia want to eliminate Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Sakhalin provincial duma supported the appeal of the Arkhangelsk provincial assembly of deputies to the prosecutor general’s office and the Ministry of Justice for the prohibition of the international religious organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia.

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September 24, 2016

Russia: Flimsy grounds for banning Jehovah’s Witnesses

Россия: хлипкий основания для запрещения Свидетелей Иеговы

The Federal List of Extremist Organizations on the official website of the Ministry of Justice has been up-dated. Two religious organizations of Jehovah’s Witnesses were added to the list: No. 50, Local religious organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses of the city of Stary Oskol; No. 51, Local religious organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses of the city of Belgorod.

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September 22, 2016

Russia Anti-Extremism Law, Ploy to Criminalize Jehovah’s Witnesses

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia—The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation is attempting to declare Jehovah’s Witnesses “extremists.”

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September 13, 2016

Russia Restricts Religious Liberty…Again

On July 7, 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law a package of amendments with the declared purpose of countering terrorism and ensuring public safety. These amendments, known as the Yarovaya law, which went into effect July 20, present a number of . . .

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September 4, 2016

Russia, Misuse of Anti-Extremism in July 2016

It was reported in July that two religious organizations of Jehovah’s Witnesses, in Stavropol and in Nizhny Tagil (the Sverdlovsk Region), were fined 100 thousand each under Article 20.29 of the Administrative Code for possession of Jehovah’s Witnesses pamphlets deemed extremist, with intent to distribute. We regard bans against the Jehovah’s Witnesses literature, liquidation of their communities and persecution of the believers as religious discrimination.

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August 27, 2016

Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia

Prevention of concern as threatened closure of “Jehovah’s Witnesses Administrative Centre in Russia.” In July, the first hearing at the Tverskoy District Court of Moscow was attended by representatives of foreign embassies as observers.

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August 24, 2016

Jehovah’s Witnesses booklets declared “extremist” in Russian Ural

The Sverdlovsk Regional Court in Russian Ural has declared booklets of the Jehovah’s Witnesses extremist, RIA Novosti reported on Monday.

The court thus upheld a lower court’s ruling.

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July 25, 2016

Russia: Federal List of Extremist Materials

537. The magazine “Watchtower proclaims the kingdom of Jehovah” “Who really believe the Bible?” Dated 15.10.1998 ed. Watch tower Bible und Traktat – Gesellschaft Deutscher Zwelg, V., Selters / Taunus (decision of the Rostov Regional Court on 11.09.2009 and determination of the Judicial Board on Civil Cases of the Supreme Court of 08.12.2009).

538. The magazine “Watchtower proclaims the kingdom of Jehovah” “Why celebrate Christmas even in Asia?” Dated 15.12.99 izd.Wachtturm Bibel -und -Traktat-Gesellschaft Deutscher Zwelg, V., Selters / Taunus (decision of the Rostov Regional Court on 11.09.2009 and determination of the Judicial board on civil cases of the Supreme Court of 08.12.2009).

539. The magazine “Watchtower announces Jehovah’s Kingdom,” “How to find true happiness?” From 01.03.2001 ed. Wachtturm Bibel – und Traktat -Gesellschaft der Zeugen Jehovas, Selters / Taunus (decision of the Rostov Regional Court on 11.09.2009 and determination of the Judicial Board on Civil Cases of the Supreme Court of 08.12.2009).

540. The magazine “Watchtower proclaims the kingdom of Jehovah” 15.01.2007, ed. Wachtturm Bibel – und Traktat-Gesellschaft der Zeugen Jehovas, Selters / Taunus (decision of the Rostov Regional Court on 11.09.2009 and determination of the Judicial Board on Civil Cases of the Supreme Court of 08.12.2009).

541. The magazine “Watchtower proclaims the kingdom of Jehovah” 01-03-2007, ed. Wachtturm Bibel – und Traktat-Gesellschaft der Zeugen Jehovas, Selters / Taunusl (decision of the Rostov Regional Court on 11.09.2009 and determination of the Judicial Board on Civil Cases of the Supreme Court of 08.12.2009).

542. The magazine “Watchtower proclaims the kingdom of Jehovah” 15.03.2007, ed. Wachtturm Bibel – und Traktat-Gesellschaft der Zeugen Jehovas, Selters / Taunus (decision of the Rostov Regional Court on 11.09.2009 and determination of the Judicial Board on Civil Cases of the Supreme Court of 08.12.2009).

543. The magazine “Watchtower proclaims the kingdom of Jehovah” 01.04.2007, ed. Wachtturm Bibel – und Traktat-Gesellschaft der Zeugen Jehovas, Selters / Taunus (decision of the Rostov Regional Court on 11.09.2009 and determination of the Judicial Board on Civil Cases of the Supreme Court of 08.12.2009).

564. The magazine “Watchtower announces Jehovah’s Kingdom” of 15 May 1998 publishing Watch tower Bible und Traktat -Gesellschaft Deutscher Zwelg. V. Selters / Taunus (decision of the Gorno-Altaisk City Court of the Altai Republic on 01.10.2009).

565. The magazine “Watchtower announces Jehovah’s Kingdom,” from October 1, 1998 Publisher Watch tower Bible und Traktat-Gesellschaft Deutscher Zwelg. V. Selters / Taunus (decision of the Gorno-Altaisk City Court of the Altai Republic on 01.10.2009).

566. The magazine “Watchtower announces Jehovah’s Kingdom,” from February 15, 1999 Publisher Watch tower Bible und Traktat-Gesellschaft Deutscher Zwelg. V. Selters / Taunus (decision of the Gorno-Altaisk City Court of the Altai Republic on 01.10.2009).

567. The magazine “Watchtower announces Jehovah’s Kingdom,” from May 1st 1999 publishing Watch tower Bible und Traktat-Gesellschaft Deutscher Zwelg. V. Selters / Taunus (decision of the Gorno-Altaisk City Court of the Altai Republic on 01.10.2009).

568. The magazine “Watchtower announces Jehovah’s Kingdom,” from 1 November 2001 publishing Watch tower Bible und Traktat-Gesellschaft Deutscher Zwelg. V Selters / Taunus (decision of the Gorno-Altaisk City Court of the Altai Republic on 01.10.2009).

569. The magazine “Watchtower Jehovah ushers in the kingdom” of 15 February 2002 publishing Watch tower Bible und Traktat-Gesellschaft Deutscher Zwelg V. Selters / Taunus (decision of the Gorno-Altaisk City Court of the Altai Republic on 01.10.2009).

570. The magazine “Watchtower announces Jehovah’s Kingdom,” from March 1, 2002 Publisher Watch tower Bible und Traktat-Gesellschaft Deutscher Zwelg. V. Selters / Taunus (decision of the Gorno-Altaisk City Court of the Altai Republic on 01.10.2009).

571. The magazine “Watchtower announces Jehovah’s Kingdom” dated January 1, 2009 Publisher Watch tower Bible und Traktat-Gesellschaft Deutscher Zwelg. V. Selters / Taunus (decision of the Gorno-Altaisk City Court of the Altai Republic on 01.10.2009).

572. The magazine “Watchtower announces Jehovah’s Kingdom” dated January 15, 2009 Publisher Watch tower Bible und Traktat-Gesellschaft Deutscher Zwelg. V. Selters / Taunus (decision of the Gorno-Altaisk City Court of the Altai Republic on 01.10.2009).

573. The magazine “Watchtower announces Jehovah’s Kingdom” dated February 1, 2009 Publisher Watch tower Bible und Traktat-Gesellschaft Deutscher Zwelg. V. Selters / Taunus (decision of the Gorno-Altaisk City Court of the Altai Republic on 01.10.2009).

754. Brochure “Watchtower” from January 1, 2008 Publisher Wachtturm Bible and Tractat-Gesellshaft der Zeugen jehovas, e. V., Selters / Taunus (decision of Zavadski district court of Kemerovo, Kemerovo region of 28.10.2010).

755. Brochure “The Watchtower,” from 1 November 2009 publishing Wachtturm Bible and Tractat-Gesellshaft der Zeugen jehovas, e. V., Selters / Taunus (decision of Zavadski district court of Kemerovo, Kemerovo region of 28.10.2010).

756. Brochure “Watchtower” from 1 December 2009 publishing Wachtturm Bible and Tractat-Gesellshaft der Zeugen jehovas, e. V., Selters / Taunus (decision of Zavadski district court of Kemerovo, Kemerovo region of 28.10.2010).

975. Watchtower Magazine, “What will be your COMING OF CHRIST?”, March 15, 2007, 32 pages (decision of the Pervomaisky district court of Krasnodar on 22.04.2011).

976. Watchtower Magazine, “What does the design in nature”, August 15, 2007, 32 pages (decision of the Pervomaisky district court of Krasnodar on 22.04.2011).

977. Watchtower Magazine “Should I live for today?”, October 15, 2007, 32 pages, publishing WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA (decision of the Pervomaisky district court of Krasnodar on 22.04.2011).

1042. The magazine “Watchtower announces Jehovah’s Kingdom” 01.12.2007 ed. Wachtturn Bibel- und Traktat -Gesellschaft der Zeugen jehovas e. V., Selters / Taunus (decision Sal Town Court of the Rostov region on 27.06.2011 and determination of the Rostov Regional Court on 13.10.2011).

1043. The magazine “Watchtower announces Jehovah’s Kingdom” 15.12.2007, ed. Wachtturn Bibel- und Traktat -Gesellschaft der Zeugen jehovas, e. V., Selters / Taunus (decision Sal Town Court of the Rostov region on 27.06.2011 and determination of the Rostov Regional Court on 13.10.2011).

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July 23, 2016

Churches resist restraints on evangelism in Russia

Members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses have 2,500 congregations in Russia. The Russian government has shut down several Witness organizations since the beginning of the year, most recently shuttering the church’s administrative center in St. Petersburg.

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July 23, 2016

Russia: Church reacts as ‘anti-missionary bill’ becomes law

On 7 July, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law a bill referred to by one Christian organisation as an “anti-missionary bill”.

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July 23, 2016

RUSSIA: Putin signs sharing beliefs, “extremism”, punishments

Accusations have been made against Jehovah’s Witness communities in suits to have them liquidated as “extremist” (alongside more specific allegations of distribution of “extremist” literature), based on their refusal of blood transfusions and conscientious objection to military service

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July 23, 2016

Russia’s Ban on Evangelism Is Now in Effect

The “Yarovaya package” requires missionaries to have permits, makes house churches illegal, and limits religious activity to registered church buildings, among other restrictions. Individuals who disobey could be fined up to $780, while organizations could be fined more than $15,000.

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July 16, 2016

Russia, JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES FINED IN NIZHNY TAGIL

“During monitoring activities in the building of the Nizhny Tagil local religious organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses the fact of storing printed productions that are included in the Federal List of Extremist Materials of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian federation was revealed,” the report says.

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July 16, 2016

Russia, Informers do Jehovah’s Witnesses in

In the Soviet Union, squealing [stukachestvo] was one the chief instruments of repression. To send to jail whomever an official wanted proved to be very simple: it was sufficient to find a person who would give the necessary evidence; it was not necessary to prove anything.

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July 15, 2016

FYI – Yarovaya Law: Russian Christians fear religious suppression similar to KGB crackdown

Christians in Russia fear that the newly signed “Yarovaya Law” will give authorities more power to suppress religious practices, much like the power that KGB used to repress activists in the Soviet era.

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July 12, 2016

Churches Tell Russia: We’re Not Leaving Despite Ban on Evangelism

Members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses have 2,500 congregations in Russia. The Russian government has shut down several Witness organizations since the beginning of the year, most recently shuttering the church’s administrative center in St. Petersburg.

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July 8, 2016

Russia & Jehovah’s Witnesses – No Witnessing ?

Россия и Свидетели Иеговы

“The new law will require any sharing of the Christian faith – even a casual conversation – to have prior authorization from the state,”

“This includes something as basic as an emailed invitation for a friend to attend church. Even in a private home, worship and prayer will only be allowed if there are no unbelievers present,”

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July 8, 2016

Russia & Jehovah’s Witnesses

Россия и Свидетели Иеговы

“The new law will require any sharing of the Christian faith – even a casual conversation – to have prior authorization from the state,”

“This includes something as basic as an emailed invitation for a friend to attend church. Even in a private home, worship and prayer will only be allowed if there are no unbelievers present,”

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History of Jehovah’s Witnesses legal struggle in Russia

June 16, 2016

Russian Supreme Court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses

Верховный суд России запретил Свидетелей Иеговы

MOSCOW, June 16 (RAPSI) – The Supreme Court of Russia on Thursday declared “The Jehovah’s Witnesses of Stary Oskol” in Belgorod Region an extremist organization and ruled to liquidate it, RAPSI learned in the courtroom.

Previous ruling to liquidate organization, issued by the Belgorod Regional court on February 10, was found legal. The ruling came into force today.

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June 11, 2016

Russian Supreme Court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses branch

Верховный суд России запретил Свидетелей Иеговы филиал

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

In February 2016, the Belgorod Regional Court has granted a lawsuit lodged by prosecutors seeking liquidation of the Jehovah’s Witnesses branch. The organization appealed the ruling. The Supreme Court thus upheld the lower court’s decision.

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May 25, 2016

Why are Jehovah’s Witnesses persecuted in Russia? – JW News

THEY ARRESTED THE BIBLE

Persecution of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia proceeds with such consistency and geographic scope that the campaign already seriously violates the right to freedom of religious confession, that is, the constitution of the Russian federation.
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May 24, 2016

RUSSIA: Jehovah’s Witnesses face possible liquidation – JW News

If prosecutors proceed with their threat to liquidate the Jehovah’s Witness headquarters near St Petersburg, thousands of local congregations across Russia could also face prohibition of their activities and individuals could be vulnerable to
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May 19, 2016

RUSSIA: 2015 prosecutions for publicly sharing beliefs – JW News

In 2015, Forum 18 found 83 prosecutions of Jehovah’s Witnesses (including two communities);

Charges are brought overwhelmingly against Jehovah’s Witnesses, Forum 18 has found

Many of those prosecuted under Article 20.2 are elderly Jehovah’s Witnesses who can ill afford to pay what may be twice