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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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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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