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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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July 19, 2017

US and the EU once again criticized the ban on “Jehovah’s Witnesses” in Russia

The United States and the European Union have severely criticized the final ban in Russia of the religious organization Jehovah’s Witnesses.

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom said that the organization is not an extremist and its members should enjoy the freedom to practice their faith without the threat of reprisals from the authorities.

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July 18, 2017

Court Confirms Decision to Ban Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia, Here’s Why

With this move, the Russian Supreme Court rejected the organization’s appeal against the previous court’s decision to recognize Jehovah’s Witnesses as an extremist organization and put an end to its activity in Russia.

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July 18, 2017

Jehovah’s Witnesses Ban in Russia Helps Protect Its Members’ Rights ?

Russia’s decision to ban Jehovah’s Witnesses and to confiscate the organization’s assets in the country may lead to a sharp decline in the group’s numbers and help protect the rights of its adherents.

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July 18, 2017

EU criticizes Russia over Jehovah’s Witnesses ban

The European Union is criticizing Russia over its nationwide ban on the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious denomination, saying all must be able to practice their religion without interference.

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July 18, 2017

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

“We plan to appeal this at the European Court of Human Rights as soon as we can,” Yaroslav Sivulskiy, a member of the European Association of Jehovah’s Christian Witnesses, said by phone.

“All legal avenues inside Russia have been exhausted.”

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July 18, 2017

Jehovah’s Witnesses vow to appeal Russia ban

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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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July 18, 2017

Russian Supreme Court Rejects Jehovah’s Witnesses Appeal

Russia’s Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal to reverse its decision declaring the Jehovah’s Witnesses an “extremist” organization, state-run news agency RIA Novosti reported.

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July 17, 2017

Russia Jehovah’s Witnesses banned after they lose appeal

Russia’s Supreme Court has ordered the disbanding of the Jehovah’s Witnesses on Russian territory.
The ban came into effect after the court rejected an appeal by the religious group against a ruling in April which declared it to be extremist.

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July 17, 2017

Russian Ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses

Russia’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal of its nationwide ban on the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious denomination.

The court’s appeals chamber has upheld the April approval of the Russian Justice Ministry’s call to halt Jehovah’s Witnesses activities and to declare it an extremist organization.

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July 17, 2017

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

After the Supreme Court ruling, Russia will appear in all reports on religious freedom as a country violating this freedom. Besides, this decision will be condemned by all Western countries. The Jehovah’s Witnesses ruling can become a . . .

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July 17, 2017

Russian Supreme Court upholds ruling to disband Jehovah’s Witnesses

MOSCOW, July 17. /TASS/. Appeals college of the Russian Supreme Court has upheld an earlier ruling of the court to quality the Jehovah’s Witnesses administrative center as an extremist organization, to disband it and to ban its activities on the Russian territory.

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