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November 11, 2017

South Ossetia Joins Russia in Ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses

Breakaway South Ossetia is jumping on board with a Russian crackdown against Jehovah’s Witnesses as an “extremist” organization, with one separatist official suggesting that followers of the US-based religious community act in Tbilisi’s interests.

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September 1, 2017

Jehovah’s Witnesses are banned in Russia. That doesn’t stop them from worshipping.

In Putin’s Russia, Jehovah’s Witnesses are labeled “extremists” and accused of being American spies. Still, they keep their faith alive.

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August 30, 2017

Jehovah’s Witnesses are being set as an example to others in Russia

It is not the first time that the families of Jehovah’s Witnesses are being set as an example to others

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August 25, 2017

RUSSIA: “Anti-missionary” punishments full listing

More than 180 individuals and communities have been brought to court in the year since “anti-missionary” punishments came into force on 20 July 2016. Forum 18’s list of known cases documents the wide range of people and communities across Russia subjected to such punishments.

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August 25, 2017

RUSSIA: First prosecution after Jehovah’s Witness ban

In the first prosecution since the Jehovah’s Witness ban came into force, Kursk prosecutors are investigating a woman on “extremism” criminal charges for offering leaflets to passers-by. Elsewhere, Jehovah’s Witness elder Yury Zalipayev is under investigation on “extremism” charges. Five Muslim Nursi readers are on trial.

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August 21, 2017

French Conspiracy With Russian Orthodox Church Destroyed The Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Russian Supreme Court’s July 17 ban on the Jehovah’s Witnesses was the result of a decades long conspiracy funded by the French government, blessed by the Russian Orthodox Church, and sanctioned by the Putin administration.

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August 21, 2017

Russia Bans Jehovah’s Witnesses Bible As Extremist Literature

The CSES experts did not have any religious studies degrees, nor were they familiar with Jehovah’s Witnesses literature, according to Dr. Roman Lunkin, head of the Center for Religion and Society Studies at the Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow.

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August 21, 2017

In Russia, they calmly treat Muslims, but they forbid “Jehovah’s Witnesses”

The Protodeacon of the Russian Orthodox Church, Andrey Kuraev in Facebook, stated that the “Jehovah’s Witnesses” banned in Russia were pacifists, while terrorist acts in Europe and Russia were committed by supporters of another religion.

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August 21, 2017

Russian court ruled to destroy the Bible translation of Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Vyborg court found extremist material and decided to destroy the Bible in the Russian translation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. This is reported by the portal Kasparov.ru.

At the meeting, which ended on Thursday night, the court sided with the prosecution. It was guided by the expert’s conclusion that the book is extremist if it was translated by members of a banned organization in the country.

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August 4, 2017

Russia Moves to Declare the Bible “Extremist” ?

The Vyborg City Court has adjourned the case until August 9, 2017.

On July 28, 2017, the Vyborg City Court will resume hearing the case to declare “extremist” the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures, published by Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Russian language.

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August 4, 2017

International Response to Russia’s Supreme Court Decision Against Jehovah’s Witnesses

International government agencies and officials have responded to Russia’s Supreme Court decision that criminalizes the worship of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia.

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July 25, 2017

FYI – Hackers undermine Russia’s attempts to control the internet

Moscow’s attempt to control the internet inside Russia has come unstuck following a campaign by hackers who have subverted a system of blacklisting sites deemed inappropriate.

Since Vladimir Putin’s re-election in 2012, authorities have banned thousands of sites – some for promoting “social ills” . . .

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July 25, 2017

Jehovah’s Witness Now First Purely Religious Political Prisoner in Russia Since 1980s

He is Dennis Christensen, a Danish Jehovah’s Witness who has been living in Russia for some time and has now had his detention extended for another four months, who has thus become in the words of Anton Chivchalov, “the first political prisoner on purely religious grounds in Russia since the 1980s”

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July 25, 2017

Russians familiar with Jehovah’s Witnesses support its ban ?

Three-quarters of Russians (76%) are aware of the existence of the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization (banned in Russia). More than three-quarters of them back the Russian Supreme Court’s ruling to ban it, a survey conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center showed on Tuesday.

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July 25, 2017

JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES TAKE RUSSIA BAN TO EUROPEAN COURT

Russian police began seizing buildings and other places of worship after the outlawing of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, whose 395 branches have around 175,000 members nationwide. The move was condemned by human rights groups and the US, British and German governments . . .

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July 25, 2017

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

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July 21, 2017

Concern about Respect for Freedom of Religion in Russia

The United States has closely followed the legal case of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia. We are alarmed by the July 17 Supreme Court verdict to uphold the ban of Jehovah’s Witnesses’ activities and the dissolution of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Administrative Center and its 395 local religious organizations for supposed “extremist activity.”

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July 21, 2017

Pressure on Jehovah’s Witnesses in southern Russia

After the decision of the Supreme Court to eliminate as extremist 396 religious organizations of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia, believers from the regions of southern Russia questioned by the “Caucasian Knot” complained about illegal searches, gas cuts, harassment of children, dismissal from work and deterioration of relations with fellow countrymen.

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July 21, 2017

State Department, Religious Freedom Watchdog Denounce Russian Ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses

The upholding of a Russian ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses has prompted criticism from the State Department and a federal religious freedom watchdog.

The Russian Justice Ministry labeled the Witnesses an “extremist” group in April, banning the organization and membership therein.

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July 20, 2017

Washington urges Russia to lift ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses’ activities

Washington, July 20, Interfax – The United States’ authorities are concerned over the decision of the Russian Supreme Court, which had upheld the ban on activities of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia, the U.S. Department of State said.

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July 20, 2017

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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July 20, 2017

US slams Russia for ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses

he State Department on Wednesday slammed the Russian Supreme Court’s decision to ban Jehovah’s Witnesses from practicing in the country, which considers them an “extremist” group.

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July 20, 2017

The ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia became a symbol of senseless discrimination

The Russian state for the first time after the Soviet time completely banned a specific religious movement and recognized that hundreds of thousands of believers – citizens of Russia – are outlawed. The ban fell on a very symbolic date. On July 17 (on the day of the memory of the murder of the royal family).

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July 20, 2017

German government expressed concern about the ban on “Jehovah’s Witnesses” in Russia

The German government intends to monitor the development of events around the “Jehovah’s Witnesses Administrative Center,” whose activities in Russia have been recognized as extremist and banned, the statement of the coordinator of the Cabinet of Ministers of Germany on public co-operation with Russia and Central Asia Gernot Erler, posted on the website of the German Foreign Ministry Cases.

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July 20, 2017

US urged Russia to respect freedom of religion

The US State Department issued a special statement on Wednesday, which reads: “The decision of the Supreme Court of Russia against Jehovah’s Witnesses, adopted this week, is the last episode in the alarming trend of persecution of religious minorities.

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July 19, 2017

Embassy Press Officer on Lord Ahmad’s comments regarding the judicial ban of Jehova’s Witnesses in Russia

Lord Ahmad’s allegations of a crackdown on religious freedom appear unsubstantiated. The ban has nothing to do with religion. They are also unacceptable. Russia doesn’t interfere in other nations’ judicial authorities’ decisions.

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July 19, 2017

UK Expresses Concern Over Russian Court’s Decision to Ban Jehovah’s Witnesses

Minister of State at UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Joyce Anelay called on Friday on Moscow to uphold its international commitments to religious freedom following Russia’s Supreme Court decision to ban the Jehovah’s Witnesses as extremist.

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July 19, 2017

OSCE Concerned Over Ban of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia

Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) Michael Georg Link urged the Russian authorities to ensure that the rights to freedom of religion or belief, freedom of opinion and expression, freedom of . . .

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July 19, 2017

German Cabinet voices concern over ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses activities in Russia

The German government will keep a close eye on the situation around Jehovah’s Witnesses in light of the ruling by the Russian Supreme Court to uphold a ban on its activities, the Cabinet’s Coordinator for Intersocietal Cooperation with Russia Gernot Erler said on Wednesday.

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July 19, 2017

Britain was outraged by the decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation,

According to the First Deputy Foreign Minister of Great Britain, Tariq Mahmoud Ahmad, the decision of the Supreme Court of Russia confirms that the peaceful worship of 175,000 citizens of the Russian Federation is declared illegal and contradicts the right to freedom of religion prescribed in the Russian Constitution.

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