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April 14, 2017

Azerbaijan, Raid on Jehovah’s Witnesses ‘Illegal’ Meeting

The State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations in collaboration with Azerbaijani law enforcement agencies carried out a raid in the Garadagh district – one of the 11 districts of Baku – on Sunday, April 9.

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April 14, 2017

Patriarch Kirill: From Ambitious Reformer to State Hardliner

But his political ambitions have steadily grown. With Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency in 2012, he has positioned himself as the key spiritual ally of the officially secular Kremlin, blurring the line between Church and state.

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April 12, 2017

“Around the World” New Section at JW.org

A new section has been added to jw.org entitled “Around the World.” This section features information about each country or territory in which Jehovah’s Witnesses reported activity in the latest Yearbook.

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April 12, 2017

Holocaust Museum on Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia

UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM EXPRESSES DEEP CONCERN OVER TREATMENT OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES IN RUSSIA

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is deeply concerned over recent reports of harassment of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia and the Russian Justice Ministry’s announced intent to ban the religion due to its members engaging in “extremist activities.”

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April 12, 2017

Apr. 12 – Russia’s Supreme Court to continue hearings on Jehovah’s Witnesses ban

Russia’s Supreme Court will continue hearings on Wednesday on a lawsuit filed by the Justice Ministry requesting to outlaw the Jehovah’s Witnesses that showed “signs of extremist activity.”

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April 12, 2017

Experts slam baseless charges in recessed Jehovah’s Witnesses’ trial

Justice set trial to resume tomorrow. Government lawyers fail to answer questions, appear unprepared. Defence lawyers challenge charges of extremism.

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April 11, 2017

Judgement of Jehovah s Witnesses in Russia (video)

April 11, 2017

Russia clamping down on Jehovah Witnesses (video)

April 8, 2017

Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia v. in the U.S.

In 1940, the Supreme Court — employing the Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection — for the first time applied the First Amendment’s guarantee of free exercise to the states. Cantwell v. Connecticut reversed the conviction of Newton Cantwell and his two sons.

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April 7, 2017

Apr. 7 – RUSSIA: Police harassment as Supreme Court considers ban

Russia’s Supreme Court is due to resume considering a total ban on Jehovah’s Witness activity on 12 April. Already police in several towns have disrupted their worship. A Moscow community’s rental of a hall to mark their main annual commemoration was cancelled after an FSB visit.

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April 7, 2017

Apr. 7 – Third Day of Russian Supreme Court Case

The third day of the hearing before the Russian Supreme Court has concluded, and the Court has declared a recess until Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. During today’s proceedings, the Court heard the testimony of four of Jehovah’s Witnesses . . .

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April 7, 2017

Apr. 7 – PROCEEDINGS ON BAN ON JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES IN RUSSIA ENTERS DAY 3

Today was day three of the ongoing hearing in Russia’s Supreme Court on banning the Jehovah’s Witness religious organization in Russia. The court will be in recess until next Wednesday, April 12.

In today’s proceedings, the Court heard the testimony of four of Jehovah’s Witnesses, who presented key arguments against the Ministry of Justice’s claim to liquidate the Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses and ban their activities.

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April 7, 2017

Report: The third day in the Supreme Court is heard the case of Jehovah’s Witnesses

9am In Moscow, a soft rain drizzles. Along the facade of the Supreme Court stretched a large queue of those who came to the process as listeners. A large bus is parked at the courthouse on Povarskaya Street, full of obviously bored police officers. Such a loud process . . .

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April 7, 2017

RUSSIA: JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES BREAK LAW BY REFUSING BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS

Jehovah’s Witnesses break the law forbidding “extremism” when its members refuse blood transfusions, Russia’s Justice Ministry said Thursday at a Supreme Court hearing on the question of banning the religious group in the country. The ministry added that if the organization is outlawed, its members could be prosecuted individually for extremism.

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April 7, 2017

BIBLE-READING HABITS IN AMERICA ARE NOW SHOWING A POSITIVE TREND.

A research by Barna, commissioned by the American Bible Society on Bible reading habits showed an overall growing positive attitude towards the Bible among Americans.

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April 7, 2017

Apr. 7 – UN rights experts urge Russia to drop Jehovah’s Witness lawsuit

Moves by the Russian Government to ban the activities of Jehovah’s Witnesses using a lawsuit brought under anti-extremism legislation have been condemned as “extremely worrying” by three United Nations human rights experts*. 

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April 7, 2017

FYI – Girl found living with monkeys in India

Police have found a female child living among monkeys in a Northern India forest and rescued her, despite being chased by those same monkeys.

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April 6, 2017

Apr. 6 – Russia’s Supreme Court Will Resume Hearing on April 7 in the Case to Ban Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Russian Federation Supreme Court hearing today began with the Ministry of Justice arguing that it is necessary to ban all the legal entities of Jehovah’s Witnesses because lower court decisions have concluded that some engaged in extremist activity.

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April 6, 2017

Apr. 6 – Russia Supreme Court considers ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses

State news agency RIA Novosti says Russia’s Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the city court in Birobidzhan to ban the Jehovah’s Witnesses, a decision that comes amid proceedings on a Justice Ministry suit to ban the religious organization in Russia altogether.

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April 5, 2017

Russia’s top court puts off hearing on Jehovah’s Witnesses ban until April 6

Russia’s Supreme Court has postponed a hearing on outlawing the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious organization along with its 395 local branches and confiscating its property until April 6, a TASS correspondent reports.

Through its decision, the court satisfied a motion entered by the Jehovah’s Witnesses representatives to get acquainted with their case files.

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April 3, 2017

Witness ban, Russia rebuke grows

THE Kremlin threat to ban Jehovah’s Witnesses from worshipping in Russia has received widespread condemnation across the world after the United States Helsinki Commission yesterday spoke out strongly against the development and called for respect of religious freedom in the vast ex-communist country.

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April 3, 2017

Why It’s a Mistake To Think Of Jehovah’s Witnesses As Extremist?

Incitement to hatred of people foreign to the
Jehovah’s Witnesses as they follow humane
precepts of Jesus Christ. Attribute to them as
extremism is a mistake for several reasons.
1. More than 100-year history of the religion
proves the non-extremist nature of their
views. Jehovah’s Witnesses have never taken up
arms. In Germany they are even at the cost of
freedom and life refusing to serve in the
Wehrmacht.

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April 3, 2017

Helsinki Commission Condemns Pending Legal Action against Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia

Following the Russian government’s request for its Supreme Court to effectively ban Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia from worshipping, claiming that they are members of an “extremist organization,” Helsinki Commission Chairman Sen. Roger Wicker (MS), Co-Chairman Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), and Commissioner Rep. Richard Hudson (NC-08), issued the following statements:

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April 3, 2017

Montpelier Jehovah’s Witnesses join opposition to Russia

April 5 looks likely to be a day of reckoning for Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia, but as a motion to label the group “extremist” moves through the country’s court system, northwest Ohio Jehovah’s Witnesses are joining together with those across the U.S. in opposition.

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April 3, 2017

Pinoy Jehovah’s Witnesses join call vs threat of Russia ban

More than 3,000 congregations and 200,000 members of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Philippines on Tuesday joined the worldwide letter-writing campaign calling for Russian President Vladimir Putin and other government officials to inhibit the case that seeks to declare Jehovah’s Witnesses as extremists.

They also called for the Russian government to stop the case from banning their activity and liquidating their properties throughout Russia. Around 8 million Jehovah’ Witnesses are expected to join the campaign.

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April 3, 2017

Jehovah’s Witnesses join global letter writing campaign

Jehovah’s Witnesses in Saint Lucia are taking part in a global letter writing campaign, appealing to authorities in Russia against moves to ban Witness activities in Russia.

The direct written appeal to Kremlin and Supreme Court officials by the Witnesses here follows an invitation to more than 8, 000,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide by the Governing Body of the religious organization to participate in the campaign.

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April 3, 2017

Jehovah’s Witnesses write Russia

On March 15, Russia’s Ministry of Justice filed a claim with the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation to label the Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia as extremist and liquidate it.

In addition to the seizure of properties and related actions, individual Jehovah’s Witnesses would become subject to criminal prosecution for simply carrying out their worship activities. The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the claim April 5.

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April 3, 2017

Religious freedom and the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia

Russia’s Ministry of Justice has applied to have Jehovah’s Witnesses activity, organization, and headquarters declared that of an extremist group. This would ban further activity and liquidate the organization. The faith group has kept a detailed account of proceedings of the Russian government against them, including an inspection of the headquarters last month. A hearing on the application will take place next week, April 5th.

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April 3, 2017

Spokane-area Jehovah’s Witnesses protesting Russian decision to label group an extremist organization

Spokane-area Jehovah’s Witnesses are mailing letters to Russian government officials, including President Vladimir Putin, in protest of an attempt to label the Russian arm of their church an extremist organization.

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April 3, 2017

Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Fighting For Their Religious Lives in Russia

Are the Jehovah’s Witnesses an extremist group? That’s a question the Russian Supreme Court will soon be deciding, with the fates of 2,300 congregations and 175,000 believers in the balance.

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