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December 15, 2018

Omsk,Russia. 5 months in solitary confinement for their faith – JWnews

December 4, 2018 Sergey and Anastasia Polyakov were transferred under house arrest. They spent in solitary confinement exactly five months. By subjecting the spouses to such ill-treatment, the law enforcement authorities urged them, in fact, to incriminate themselves and other people.

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December 13, 2018

Russia, Jehovah’s Witness saves 300 lives is branded an extremist – JWnews

russia , Jehovah , watchtower , library

When we hear the word extremist, we have an association of a person who threatens the lives of others. We want to tell about a person who does not threaten, but saves the lives of others, but he was recorded as an extremist.

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December 11, 2018

Russian court ordered the arrest of two followers of Jehovah’s Witnesses, in absentia

Maximov and Prikhodko are accused of continuing the activities of the local community of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Both of them are abroad and are put on the federal and international wanted list.

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December 10, 2018

Russian FSB (Federal Security Service) beat up 80 year old Jehovah’s Witness – JWnews

Because of the harsh, unceremonious actions of the armed FSB officers in masks, the two Jehovah’s Witnesses rose sharply and had to be hospitalized.

It is with deep regret that one of the believers suffered a miscarriage as a result of severe stress.

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December 10, 2018

A resident of Syzran, Russia fined for extremist link – JWnews

The Syzran court considered the case of a local resident who was accused under Article 20.29 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation “Production and distribution of extremist materials.”

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December 8, 2018

The Cowards of Kamchatsky, Russia – JWnews

A group of more than 10 armed masked law enforcement officers invaded the home of a local resident. Because . . .

13 people in the house were suspected of joint reading of the Bible.

One only wonders why the masked law enforcement officers didn’t just open fire on this group of nefarious criminals 🙂

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September 15, 2018

Russian Federal Security Service fight against Jehovah’s Witnesses

in June 2018, FSB officers in masks broke into the apartment, where the “Witnesses” with their children and elderly relatives were drinking tea peacefully. Against Gennady Shpakovsky as a former leader of a religious organization, they opened a criminal case and blocked all accounts where they received a pension and a salary.

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September 6, 2018

ECHR: defects in Russian legislation

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The insults of the police and even the controversial religious literature are not a manifestation of extremism.

“The teaching presented in this fragment of the pamphlet is not specific to the Jehovah’s Witnesses in general, it is inherent not only to them, but also to other areas of Christianity, and goes back directly to the text of the Bible, “experts concluded.

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August 21, 2018

Three Jehovah’s Witnesses Detained In Russia’s Kamchatka

Three members of the local branch of a Jehovah’s Witnesses church have been detained in Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka peninsula on extremism charges.

An official with the regional Investigative Committee, Yelena Matafonova told RFE/RL on August 21 that a married couple and an elderly woman from the town of Yelizovo were detained.

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July 12, 2018

How did Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia equate to the Islamic state

A year ago, on July 17, 2017, a ban on the activity of almost 400 religious organizations of Jehovah’s Witnesses, which were recognized as extremist, came into effect in Russia. Right after that many believers faced repression.

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July 11, 2018

Russia pursues Jehovah’s Witnesses as ‘extremists’

With masks and rifles, police came to Anatoly Vilitkevich’s door in the early morning and made him pack a bag. He was wanted for religious extremism – as a Jehovah’s Witness.

“Forget it,” they told his wife, Alyona, taking away the couple’s tablet devices, computers and phones. “Go and find a new phone, a new tablet and a new husband.”

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June 29, 2018

Russia: Sweeping Arrests of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Law enforcement authorities across Russia have carried out a sweeping campaign against Jehovah’s Witnesses in recent months, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities have carried out dozens of home searches, raids, interrogations, and other acts of harassment and persecution.

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June 29, 2018

Russia persecutes Jehovah’s Witnesses – rights watchdog

‘The Jehovah’s Witness faith is not an extremist organization,’ says Human Rights Watch director Rachel Denber. ‘(Russian) Authorities should stop this religious persecution of its worshippers now.’

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June 26, 2018

State Department called Russia to release Jehovah’s Witnesses

Washington is alarmed by arrests of representatives of the organization “Jehovah’s Witnesses” (recognized by the Supreme Court of Russia as an extremist organization) by the Russian authorities and calls upon Moscow to release them. This was stated by the official representative of the US State Department Heather Nojert.

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June 20, 2018

World Cup in Russia & political prisoners

In Russia, the FIFA 2018 World Cup starts. Fans from all over the world come to Russia to enjoy the game of their favorite teams. But while they fill the stands of the stadiums, hundreds of political prisoners remain in Russian prisons.

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June 20, 2018

Russians are being jailed for reading the Bible

Now, more than seven decades later, midnight knocks on the door are being heard again in arrests of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Last year, the Russian Supreme Court declared the group “extremist ” and banned it from operating on Russian territory.

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June 19, 2018

RUSSIA SAYS US HAS ‘NO MORAL RIGHT’ TO DEMAND JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES RELEASE

On Monday, the U.S. State Department issued a statement calling on Russia to release more than 150 prisoners being held for religious or political reasons. Washington’s demand came as Moscow has been rounding up Jehovah’s Witnesses in the country. Among other prisoners, the U.S. specifically called for the release of Dennis Christensen, a Danish citizen who has been detained for his affiliation with the religious group.

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June 19, 2018

Russia rounds up Jehovah’s Witnesses

Armed police officers have arrested at least 17 Jehovah’s Witnesses during raids on their homes across Russia.

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June 16, 2018

RUSSIA ARRESTING JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

At least 26 members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious group are being charged under Russia’s draconian anti-extremism law, and seven are being held in pre-trial detention, according to members of the group.

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June 16, 2018

Russia steps up war against Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Russian Government has stepped up its war against Jehovah’s Witnesses, imprisoning several Witnesses on account of their religious worship and confiscating the organization’s former Russia branch facilities in Solnechnoye.

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June 16, 2018

EU Statement on the Situation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia

The European Union is deeply concerned by the recent reports of increased government harassment of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia, which includes police raids of private homes, arbitrary detentions and intimidations.

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June 16, 2018

Russia, Jehovah’s Witnesses became accused

I never saw my husband again

I heard that my husband went to open the door.

“Are you Petrov?” – and he could not even answer, because, apparently, so they twisted it, he only croaked: “Yes, I’m Petrov.” Then they took him away, and I never saw my husband again.

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June 8, 2018

At the UN, representatives from Russia discussed the issue of religious freedom

The ban on the activities of the administrative center and local organizations of Jehovah’s Witnesses as extremist, has become the largest repressive action against believers since the times of the USSR. This decision has put tens of thousands of Russian citizens at risk of criminal prosecution if they continue to practice their religion.

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June 8, 2018

Why did the Russian state declare war on Jehovah’s Witnesses

The largest in Russia alternative Christian organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses (SI) is actually dispersed. A year ago, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation banned the Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses, accusing him of extremism.

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June 8, 2018

WIVES OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES IMPRISONED IN RUSSIA SEND LETTER TO PUTIN ADVISER

The wives of Jehovah’s Witnesses rounded up and imprisoned in Russia have written an open letter to a top adviser of President Vladimir Putin, asking him to stop the campaign of terror against the religious group.

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June 5, 2018

Jehovah’s Witnesses vow to appeal Russia ban in European court

Jehovah’s Witnesses said, on Tuesday, it would appeal a ban on its activities in Russia at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, saying it had exhausted all other legal channels.

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May 31, 2018

Russia update found at: jwnewsblog.wordpress.com

• Russian woman asked for political asylum in Ukraine

• Russia, Strasbourg court orders Russia to return property of Jehovah’s Witnesses

• In Orel, Russia the prosecutor’s office tried to prevent the media from covering the case of the Dane Christensen

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April 28, 2018

Russia, “Jehovah’s Witnesses questioned by policemen in balaclaws and machine guns

Over the past two weeks, in four Russian cities, police in balaclava and submachine-guns raided the houses of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Newsweek reports.

“Since January, according to the members of the group, in their homes, at least seven times were conducted searches, including four times in April,” reports journalist Christina Maza.

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April 28, 2018

JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES IN RUSSIA INTERROGATED BY MASKED POLICE

In Russia, where the Orthodox Christian Church has deep ties to the highest levels of the Kremlin, the government has labeled Jehovah’s witnesses an “extremist” sect. The ruling was made exactly one year ago, in April 2017, and came into force just a few months later when Russia’s Supreme Court dismissed an appeal.

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April 24, 2018

The plight of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia | JW News

According to the Finnish Immigration Service, last year, “several dozen” members of the movement came to Finland as asylum seekers, whereas in previous years the cases were mostly isolated.

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