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April 6, 2018

Is it a crime to worship God in Russia? | JW News

Is it a crime to worship God? Does government have any business dictating the answer? Those who take religious freedom seriously should pay close attention to the trial of Dennis Christensen, going on now in Orel, Russia, where belief and practice of a religion are being criminalized.

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April 6, 2018

Trial Of Jehovah’s Witness Adjourned In Russia | JW News

A preliminary hearing into a criminal case against Jehovah’s Witness Dennis Christensen, a 46-year old Danish citizen charged with extremism, was adjourned shortly after resuming in Russia’s central city of Oryol.

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March 11, 2018

Jehovah’s Witnesses: constitutional rights of believers are violated in Russia | JWNews

The campaign launched in the country to persecute the advocates of Jehovah’s Witnesses is becoming more and more massive and consistent, which became possible after the decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation

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January 16, 2018

Jehovah’s Witness about the ban of the organization in Russia | JW News

On April 20, 2017, the Supreme Court recognized the activities of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Management Center in Russia as extremist. The Sun banned the work of a religious organization and confiscated its property

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January 5, 2018

Russia, Jehovah’s Witnesses and the (USCIRF) | JW News

The List No One Wants to Be On

In outlawing the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Russia absurdly claimed that this pacifist, non-political group was a threat under Russia’s anti-extremism laws.

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December 25, 2017

End of the world is NEAR: Head of Russian church warns Putin | JW News

Has Patriarch Kirill been listening to Jehovah’s Witnesses ?

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He told worshippers at Christ the Saviour Cathedral in the centre of Russian capital Moscow the coming apocalypse was “already visible to the naked eye”.

Maybe he sees the “Handwriting on the wall” ?

The head of the Orthodox church said: “Today is not the time to rock the boat of human passions. Today is the time to rally all healthy forces.

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December 21, 2017

RUSSIA: Property sell-offs follow Jehovah’s Witness ban | JW News

Following the Supreme Court ban on all Jehovah’s Witness activity – in force since July – Regional Justice Ministry branches are preparing to sell off their confiscated property.
Jehovah’s Witnesses experience increased law enforcement harassment, plus vandalism and violence.

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December 21, 2017

Russia vs Holy Bible | JW News

On December 20, 2017 at 21:55 the Leningrad Regional Court upheld the decision of the Vyborg City Court to recognize the Russian translation of the Bible spread by Jehovah’s Witnesses as “extremist material”. Representatives of the right holder intend to appeal this decision.
December 18, 2017

Russia and Jehovah’s Witnesses property

You bought an apartment. The deal is framed with crystal clear, registered in all instances, you make re-planning as agreed with BTI, pay taxes. After 17 years, you are sued, recognize a sale transaction as legally null and confiscate an apartment. The paid taxes are not returned. This happened with a well-known international organization in Russia.

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December 9, 2017

Russian court turns properties of banned Jehovah’s Witnesses over to government

A district court in St. Petersburg passed a resolution on Thursday to confiscate 16 items of real estate in St. Petersburg worth more than 880 million rubles [$14.9 mln], which belong to the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania registered in the U.S., and to turn them over to the government, the united press service of city courts said on Thursday.

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December 9, 2017

Russian court seizes $15mn worth of assets from banned Jehovah’s Witnesses ‘extremists’

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Real estate worth almost US$15 million belonging to Jehovah’s Witnesses around St. Petersburg have been transferred to the Russian state, after the organization was declared an “extremist” group earlier this year.

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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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