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September 21, 2018

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September 21, 2018

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September 15, 2018

Russian Federal Security Service fight against Jehovah’s Witnesses

in June 2018, FSB officers in masks broke into the apartment, where the “Witnesses” with their children and elderly relatives were drinking tea peacefully. Against Gennady Shpakovsky as a former leader of a religious organization, they opened a criminal case and blocked all accounts where they received a pension and a salary.

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September 4, 2018

AZERBAIJAN, Seven criminal cases against Jehovah’s Witness young men for refusing military service

Emil Mehdiyev, an 18-year-old Jehovah’s Witness, has appealed to Ganca Appeal Court against his criminal conviction for refusing compulsory military service on grounds of conscience. The Court received the appeal on 27 August and is yet to set a date for the hearing.

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September 4, 2018

Jehovah’s Witnesses in the news — Sep. 4, 2018

Russian Jehovah’s Witnesses Flee to Finland
Stalin could do nothing with them ( Jehovah’s Witnesses )
The site of “Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia” stopped working

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August 31, 2018

Jehovah’s Witness teenager may be forced to receive blood transfusion

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August 25, 2018

Jehovah’s Witnesses in the news — Aug. 25, 2018

How Peter Knowles exchanged football for religion

Three followers of Jehovah’s Witnesses were detained for extremism

Persecuted Jehovah’s Witnesses

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August 21, 2018

Three Jehovah’s Witnesses Detained In Russia’s Kamchatka

Three members of the local branch of a Jehovah’s Witnesses church have been detained in Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka peninsula on extremism charges.

An official with the regional Investigative Committee, Yelena Matafonova told RFE/RL on August 21 that a married couple and an elderly woman from the town of Yelizovo were detained.

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August 12, 2018

Jehovah’s Witnesses in the news — Aug. 12, 2018

• In Ust-Kut, Jehovah’s Witnesses are officially recognized as extremists
• “Jehovah’s Witnesses”: why are they persecuted by the Russian authorities?

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August 7, 2018

Jehovah’s Witnesses in the news — Aug. 8, 2018

• Attempted arson investigated at Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall in Yelm
• Russian “Jehovah’s Witnesses” hide from religious persecution in Finland

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July 12, 2018

How did Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia equate to the Islamic state

A year ago, on July 17, 2017, a ban on the activity of almost 400 religious organizations of Jehovah’s Witnesses, which were recognized as extremist, came into effect in Russia. Right after that many believers faced repression.

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July 11, 2018

Russia pursues Jehovah’s Witnesses as ‘extremists’

With masks and rifles, police came to Anatoly Vilitkevich’s door in the early morning and made him pack a bag. He was wanted for religious extremism – as a Jehovah’s Witness.

“Forget it,” they told his wife, Alyona, taking away the couple’s tablet devices, computers and phones. “Go and find a new phone, a new tablet and a new husband.”

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June 29, 2018

Russia: Sweeping Arrests of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Law enforcement authorities across Russia have carried out a sweeping campaign against Jehovah’s Witnesses in recent months, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities have carried out dozens of home searches, raids, interrogations, and other acts of harassment and persecution.

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June 27, 2018

Vandalism at Kingdom Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland

June 27, 2018

Enormous number of critics express support for Jehovah’s Witnesses

Today fear of the “totalitarian sect of Jehovah’s Witnesses” is created by outright fraud and distortion, for example, composing a black list of “evil religions” with a general list of their crimes so that the Jehovah’s Witnesses are made to account for others’ transgressions, real or imaginary.

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June 27, 2018

Validity of criminal prosecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Council under the President of the Russian Federation for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights asked the Prosecutor General’s Office to verify the legality and validity of the criminal prosecution of citizens professing the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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June 24, 2018

We are ridding the earth of you (Jehovah’s Witnesses)

We are ridding the earth of you.“– Russian police officer.

October 7, 1934, in the office of Dr. Wilhelm Frick, in Berlin, Adolf Hitler with clenched fists declared regarding Jehovah’s Witnesses: “This brood will be exterminated in Germany!

Where is Hitler today ?

Where will Russia be tomorrow ?

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June 20, 2018

World Cup in Russia & political prisoners

In Russia, the FIFA 2018 World Cup starts. Fans from all over the world come to Russia to enjoy the game of their favorite teams. But while they fill the stands of the stadiums, hundreds of political prisoners remain in Russian prisons.

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June 20, 2018

US State Department urged the Kremlin to immediately release all political prisoners

The US State Department urged the Russian authorities to immediately release more than 150 political prisoners who are in prison in Russia. This is stated in a message on the website of the US department.

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June 20, 2018

Russians are being jailed for reading the Bible

Now, more than seven decades later, midnight knocks on the door are being heard again in arrests of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Last year, the Russian Supreme Court declared the group “extremist ” and banned it from operating on Russian territory.

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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 18, 2018

Belarus intends to remove Jehovah’s Witnesses from registration

Some communities of the Religious Association of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Belarus may lose registration. On the intention to take a corresponding decision today, said the Commissioner for Religious Affairs and Nationalities of Belarus Leonid Gulyako at the board of the Office of the Commissioner for Religious Affairs and Nationalities of Belarus.

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May 29, 2018

New Jehovah’s Witness info at JW news blog

• European Union called on Russia to guarantee the rights of Jehovah’s Witnesses

• ECHR communicated complaints of Jehovah’s Witnesses fined for “illegal missionary work”

• ECHR has communicated the complaint of 395 Russian communities of Jehovah’s Witnesses

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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 24, 2018

Lawyers have compared the persecution of Christensen to genocide | JW News

The lawyers of the Dane Dennis Christensen accused of organizing the activities of the organization “Jehovah’s Witnesses” banned in Russia (Article 282.2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) in Orel compared his persecution with genocide. This defense attorney Viktor Zhenkov said April 23 in the Zheleznodorozhny District Court, where the trial of the Dane began.

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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 26, 2018

Court ruled to block four sites of Jehovah’s Witnesses | JW News

The Prokhladnensky District Court granted the suit of the Prokhladny prosecutor’s office and decided to limit access to four sites of Jehovah’s Witnesses, including the site “Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia”.

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March 26, 2018

Arsonist who targeted 2 Jehovah’s Witnesses | JW News

Wash. – Members of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Tumwater had just returned to their building Monday morning when they smelled the smoke and saw the flames.

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