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April 23, 2017

“A wave of violence against Jehovah’s Witnesses is already rising in Russia “

We can say with confidence that we will not be able to hold our major events – regional and regional congresses that we have held three times a year –

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April 22, 2017

Council of Europe heard a report on the situation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia

On 5 April 2017, in Strasbourg, France, at the 1283rd meeting of the Committee of Ministers (the monitoring body for the implementation of the ECHR judgments),

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April 22, 2017

April 22, Russian government bans religious group, seizes property of hundreds of churches nationwide

The Russian Supreme Court upheld on Thursday a decision by the nation’s Ministry of Justice to liquidate the center for the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia and to close 395 Local Religious Organizations belonging to the group.

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April 22, 2017

April 22, Russia Labels Jehovah’s Witnesses An Extremist Group

Russia’s Supreme Court has accepted a request from the government to declare Jehovah’s Witnesses an extremist group. This puts the Christian denomination in the same category as the Islamic State.

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April 22, 2017

April 22, Why Russia’s new ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses is so troubling

The Jehovah’s Witnesses have been banned as an extremist group in a Thursday Supreme Court decision that observers feared signaled a further step back for religious liberty.

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April 22, 2017

April 22, US State Dept Calls on Russia to Lift Ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses

The United States is deeply troubled by Russia’s Supreme Court ruling to ban the religious group Jehovah’s Witnesses and calls on Moscow to revoke the decision, the Department of State spokesman Mark Toner said in a statement via Twitter on Friday.

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April 22, 2017

April 22, USCIRF Condemns Russian Supreme Court Decision Banning the Jehovah’s Witnesses

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is disappointed, but not surprised, at the recent Russian Supreme Court decision to ban the Jehovah’s Witnesses from operating anywhere in the country.

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April 22, 2017

April 22, Nets Cover Weed Day; Ignore Russia’s Jehovah’s Witness Ban

On Thursday afternoon, news broke that Russia had officially banned its community of Jehovah’s Witnesses, labelling the religious sect an “extremist group.”

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April 22, 2017

April 22, British Government ‘alarmed’ at Russian ban on ‘extremist’ Jehovah’s Witnesses

The British Government says it is “alarmed” by Russia’s ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses and has launched an appeal for Vladimir Putin to uphold religious freedom.

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April 21, 2017

April 21, Supreme Court Rules to Criminalize the Activity of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia

On April 20, 2017, despite global denunciation, Russia’s Supreme Court ruled to criminalize the activity of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia.

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April 21, 2017

Russia’s Supreme Court has ruled Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia to be extremist

“The Supreme Court has ruled to sustain the claim of Russia’s Ministry of Justice and deem the ‘Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia’ organization extremist, eliminate it and ban its activity in Russia,” the judge Yuri Ivanenko ruled.

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April 21, 2017

Russia Bans Jehovah’s Witnesses After Religious Right Hailed Putin As Christian Hero

For years, American Religious Right activists praised Russian president Vladimir Putin as a champion of Christianity and conservative morality, even as his government was taking steps to curb the rights of religious minorities, including evangelical Christians and groups like Jehovah’s Witnesses. Putin even sponsored militias that targeted Protestants in eastern Ukraine and signed a law banning evangelism by non-Orthodox religions.

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April 21, 2017

RUSSIA’S JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES BAN SHOWS ‘PARANOIA’ OF VLADIMIR PUTIN’S GOVERNMENT

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Russia’s decision to ban Jehovah’s Witnesses in the country shows the “paranoia” of Vladimir Putin’s government, according to the chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).

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April 21, 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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April 21, 2017

Berlin troubled over Jehovah’s Witnesses’ ban in Russia

Germany’s government has voiced concerns over the decision of Russia’s Supreme Court to rule that the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious group is an extremist organization and ban its activities, German Foreign Ministry Spokesman Martin Schaefer said on Friday.

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April 21, 2017

EU rushes to defend Jehovah’s Witnesses banned by Russia’s Supreme Court

Followers of the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious group should be allowed to peacefully enjoy freedom of assembly in Russia, the European External Action Service said in a statement on Friday.
“Jehovah’s Witnesses, like all other religious groups, must be able to peacefully enjoy freedom of assembly without interference, as guaranteed by the Constitution of the Russian Federation

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April 21, 2017

Expert warns Russia’s ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses can spark backlash in EU

The Supreme Court’s decision was the largest ban on the activities of a religious movement since the disintegration of the Soviet Union

Classifying Jehovah’s Witnesses as an extremist organization in Russia could trigger a great amout of backlash from EU members and the United States where its activities are allowed, Russian religious studies scholar and leading research fellow of the Center for Religion and Society Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Europe, Roman Lunkin, said in an interview with TASS.

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April 21, 2017

Russia’s Supreme Court Rules Against Jehovah’s Witnesses

After six days of hearings over the last two weeks, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation today upheld the claim submitted by the Ministry of Justice to liquidate the Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia and 395 Local Religious Organizations

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April 20, 2017

Why banning the Jehovah’s Witnesses won’t work for Russia

The Supreme Court of Russia has a decision to make this week about whether to label the Jehovah’s Witnesses an extremist organization and liquidate its assets. This act would transform the religious community into a criminal network, and make individual Witnesses vulnerable to arrest simply for speaking about their faith with others.

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April 20, 2017

Russian court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses as extremist group

Russia’s Supreme Court formally banned Jehovah’s Witnesses as an extremist organization Thursday and ordered the state to seize its property in Russia, according to Russian news media.

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April 20, 2017

JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES BANNED BY RUSSIA’S SUPREME COURT AFTER ‘EXTREMIST’ TAG IS UPHELD

Russia’s Supreme Court has declared Jehovah’s Witnesses an extremist organization, ordering its assets liquidated and banning all activities in the country, Russian state media reported Thursday.
• The ban will not come into force until after the group’s appeal is heard. The ruling upholds a claim made by Russia’s Ministry of Justice.

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April 20, 2017

Russia Supreme Court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses

Russia’s Supreme Court on Thursday issued a ruling banning Jehovah’s Witnesses after finding the group to be extremist.

Supreme Court judge Yury Ivanenko said Russia had decided to close down “the administrative centre of Jehovah’s Witnesses and the local organisations in its fold and turn their property over to the Russian Federation.”

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April 20, 2017

April 20, Russia’s Supreme Court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses as extremist organization

Russia’s Supreme Court has ruled to recognize Jehovah’s Witnesses as an extremist organization and liquidate it

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April 20, 2017

Russian court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses, rules group is extremist

Russia’s Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that Jehovah’s Witnesses was an “extremist” organization after the justice ministry applied for an order to shut down the group’s national headquarters near St Petersburg, Russian news agencies reported.

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April 20, 2017

Russian court bans ‘extremist’ Jehovah’s Witnesses

Russia’s Supreme Court has ruled that Jehovah’s Witnesses was an “extremist” organisation after the justice ministry applied for an order to shut down the group’s national headquarters near St Petersburg, Russian news agencies have reported.

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April 20, 2017

Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia deemed to be extremist, banning its work and seizing the property.

“The Supreme Court has ruled to sustain the claim of Russia’s Ministry of Justice and deem the ‘Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia’ organization extremist, eliminate it and ban its activity in Russia,” the judge Yuri Ivanenko ruled.

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April 20, 2017

April 20, Russian Ministry of Justice on the prohibition of Jehovah’s Witnesses

13:15 The courtroom of the Supreme Court is gradually filled with listeners. Feelings of difficulty with restrained excitement. The parties are deliberately preparing to speak in the debate.

13:50 Most of the seats in the hall are already occupied.

14:09 Hearings begin.

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April 19, 2017

Proceedings from the court case of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia

On April 5, 2017, the Supreme Court of Russia began hearings on the lawsuit to liquidate Jehovah’s Witnesses. A textual report is being conducted from the courtroom.

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April 19, 2017

Apr. 19, Russia’s Supreme Court to hold debates on Jehovah’s Witnesses case

Russia’s Supreme Court on April 20 will hold debates over the Justice Ministry’s request for banning Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia, a TASS correspondent reports.

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April 19, 2017

April 19 Russian Supreme Court Case of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Proceedings from the court case of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia can be found below.

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