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May 21, 2017

Russia’s decision to ban Jehovah’s Witnesses

“none of the Jehovah’s Witnesses adherents are prohibited from practicing their religion,”

“feel free to hold gatherings at your apartments and discuss your religion – no one is going to prevent you from doing so. ”

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May 19, 2017

Religious Freedom Group Notes ‘Grave Concerns’ About Russia

For the first time in almost 20 years of existence, the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom designated Russia as a Country of Particular Concern because of an increase in repressive policies it says range from administrative harassment to arbitrary imprisonment.

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May 19, 2017

Since Russia’s ban, persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses is ‘worse than ever’

Since the Russian Supreme Court labeled Jehovah’s Witnesses an “extremist” group, vandals have targeted followers and their banks accounts have been frozen. Stones were thrown at a St. Petersburg assembly hall and someone tried to burn the Moscow home of a Jehovah’s Witness to the ground, a church spokesman said.

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May 19, 2017

US wants to impose new sanctions on Russia for violating “religious freedom”

The House of Representatives and the US Senate have identical resolutions on the authorship of Congressman Haltgren and Senator Lencford referring to the recent report of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, in which the Russian

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May 17, 2017

Vandalism against Jehovah’s Witnesses: Voronezh and Sverdlovsk regions Russia

Late in the evening on May 6, 2017, unknown persons drove by car to a residential house on the street. MPS in the village. Novokhopersky (Voronezh region) and broke

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May 17, 2017

Russia; the pressure on children of Jehovah’s Witnesses increased in schools

Against the backdrop of the trial against Jehovah’s Witnesses, some children, brought up in accordance with biblical morality, began to experience unprecedented pressure from teachers and police officers.

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May 15, 2017

Russian Federation does not listen to the fundamental rights

The period from April 20 to today was very troublesome for people of faith. Everyone has found a hidden implication in the decision of the Supreme Court of Russia to recognize the activities of the “Jehovah’s Witnesses Center for Managers in Russia” as extremist, which entails the closure of the organization.

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May 12, 2017

Ban in Russia of Jehovah’s Witnesses violates Constitution of the Russian Federation

The European External Action Service issued a statement stating that the ban on the activities of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia violates the principles laid down in the Russian Constitution, as well as international commitments and world standards accepted by Russia.

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May 12, 2017

FYI – Vice President Mike Pence Met Privately With Top Russian Cleric (video)

A top cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church and ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin met privately with Vice President Mike Pence Thursday morning and urged the U.S. to cooperate with Russia to combat terrorism in the Middle East.

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May 12, 2017

House Torched As ‘Acts Of Vandalism’ Target Jehovah’s Witnesses In Russia

A home inhabited by Jehovah’s Witnesses outside Moscow was destroyed in an arson attack, the religious organization said, citing it as the starkest example of a string of “acts of vandalism” targeting the group since it was branded as extremist by the Russian Supreme Court.

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May 12, 2017

RUSSIA’S JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES BAN BACKED BY FLOURISHING SATANIC CHURCH IN MOSCOW

Russia’s Supreme Court banned all activities of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the country last month under its anti-extremism law. Yet at the same time, the Satanic Church of Russia is celebrating its one-year anniversary as an officially recognized religion in Russia. And it did so by cheering the action taken against Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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May 11, 2017

MYTHS AND FACTS. How now to be with Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia?

Myth : The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation banned Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Myth : The Supreme Court banned the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Myth : In Russia, the activities of Jehovah’s Witnesses are prohibited.

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May 10, 2017

Russia petition to transform a Kingdom Hall into a cultural space

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Please mark out space for the development of musical creativity among young people!
Shtanko Eugene – Pechora, Russia
April 20, 2017 the Supreme Court declared extremist activity “Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia” and banned its operation. The court also ordered to pay to the state property of the organization, including and real estate.

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May 10, 2017

Caught on Camera: Russian Authorities’ Blatant Actions to Fabricate Evidence (video)

Russian authorities have stepped up their efforts to fabricate evidence to justify charges of extremism against Jehovah’s Witnesses. These actions have increased significantly since the Prosecutor General’s Office issued an official warning letter threatening to liquidate the Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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May 10, 2017

COURT CASE ON JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES IN RUSSIA

Professor Massimo Introvigne, an internationally well-known Italian sociologist and director of CESNUR1, has been at the forefront of several international initiatives protesting the “liquidation” of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia. In international conferences in Italy, Israel, and the U.S. he called it “one of the most serious assaults to religious liberty in recent times.

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May 7, 2017

EXPOSED: VIDEO, HOW PUTIN’S AGENTS PLANTED EXTREMIST MATERIALS IN KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES IN RUSSIA

Watch the video and see Putin’s agent planting materials in the Kingdom Halls.
In other to succeed the Russian Government dispatched secret agents to the Kingdom Halls of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia to plant extremist material to be able to nail them.
But unknown to the secret agents, the Jehovah’s Witnesses installed Closed Circuit Cameras in the halls.

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May 7, 2017

Catholic Bishops of Russia criticizes ban of Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Catholic church of Russia condemned the decision of the Supreme Court banning the Jehovah’s Witnesses and it warned that this step increases the worries relative to new restrictions with respect to Catholics’ rights.

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May 6, 2017

Murder of a New York City religious group in Russia

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You may not have noticed last week when the Russian Federation government got court clearance for its campaign to eradicate dissident religions in its land. The test case involved the Jehovah’s Witnesses, a small sect that was founded in the United States and, until recently, had its headquarters in New York City.

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May 6, 2017

The Forum for Religious Freedom – Europe (FOREF) and Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF) urge the Supreme Court of Russia to overturn ban on JWs

“The allegation that the Jehovah’s Witnesses are an extremist group is transparently false, and the ban should be overturned,” argues Dr. Aaron Rhodes, President of FOREF. “The decision not only violates basic human rights obligations, but also puts all Russian citizens

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May 5, 2017

Russian Orthodox against Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Moscow Patriarch distances itself from the government policy but at the same time terms it “a positive gesture”. The ban also concerns Catholics, who fear “new forms of discrimination”.

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May 5, 2017

Following Russia’s ban, Jehovah’s Witnesses get unlikely support from Catholics

Russia’s Catholic Church has condemned the country’s decision to ban the activities of Jehovah’s Witnesses, claiming the move represents a threat to all religious freedom.

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May 5, 2017

Will Trump Confront Renewed Religious Repression in Russia?

On April 20, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation banned Jehovah’s Witnesses, a pacifist religious organization it designated “extremist.” The more than 170,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia can no longer meet without fear of jail, and all church properties will be confiscated.

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May 4, 2017

How do Jehovah’s Witnesses act in response to the threat of their prohibition in the Russian Federation?

Two young letter writers.

Threat of a total ban on the activities of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia, their co-religionists around the world began writing letters (not electronically) to officials in the Kremlin and the Supreme Court.

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May 4, 2017

RUSSIA DEEMED ONE OF WORLD’S WORST VIOLATORS OF RELIGIOUS RIGHTS OVER JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES BAN

Russia is on a list of 10 ‘countries of particular concern’ for its religious rights record, alongside China, Iran and North Korea

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May 4, 2017

Russian Orthodox against Jehovah’s Witnesses ?

The Russian Federation’s Supreme Court’s decision to ban the activity of Jehovah’s Witnesses on April 20, is stirring up reactions and comments in Russia and the world, raising the issue of religious freedom again in the country which has passed from “Soviet militant atheism” to Putin’s “religious rebirth”.

Ilarion’s statements

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May 4, 2017

“Human Rights Watch” sharply condemned the court’s decision to “liquidate” Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia

Human Rights Watch» резко осудила решение суда «ликвидировать» Свидетелей

The international human rights organization Human Rights Watch found the decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation to ban the Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia and local religious organizations by a severe blow to freedom of conscience , the ” Caucasian Knot ” reports.

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May 4, 2017

The influence of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Russian Federation will be weakened


Влияние Свидетелей Иеговы в Российской Федерации будет ослаблено

The Russian Orthodox Church welcomes the decision of the Supreme Court to prohibit the activities of the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization, since it “destroys families”, now its influence in Russia will be weakened, but it is unlikely to be completely rid of.

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May 3, 2017

Court ruling to weaken Jehovah’s Witnesses influence in Russia, cleric says

Russian Orthodox Church welcomes the ruling of the Supreme Court to prohibit the activities of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia, as it destroys the traditional family, Metropolitan Ilarion, the head of Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations told TASS.

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May 2, 2017

Appeal: “Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia”

Hearings in the Appeal Board of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation on the appeal case of the “Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia” are scheduled for June 13, 2017 at 11:40.
May 2, 2017

RUSSIAN CATHOLICS CONDEMN OUTLAWING OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES (video)

Russia’s Catholic Church has condemned the country’s decision to ban the activities of Jehovah’s Witnesses, claiming the move represents a threat to all religious freedom. Russia’s Supreme Court last month upheld a justice ministry decision that outlawed Jehovah’s Witnesses under the allegation that the Christian denomination violated an anti-extremism law.

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