Archive for ‘About Jehovah’s Witnesses о Свидетелей Иеговы’

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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March 24, 2018

The prosecutor’s office demands to deprive “Jehovah’s Witnesses in Sweden” | JW News

Prosecutors of the Saratov region through the court demanded to deprive the religious organization “Jehovah’s Witnesses in Sweden” * an apartment building with a plot of land in the city of Engels, told RIA Novosti in the Engels district court of the Saratov region.

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March 21, 2018

The transaction with the real estate of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Seversk is recognized as fictitious | JW News

TOMSK, March 15 – RIA Tomsk. The Seversky Town Court in early 2018 recognized as a fictitious real estate transaction owned by Jehovah’s Witnesses, the property was transferred to federal property; similar cases are now being considered in two more district courts in the Tomsk region. How and why this happens – in the material of RIA Tomsk.

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March 19, 2018

Belarus demands to suspend activities of Jehovah’s Witnesses | JW News

A petition to the Commissioner for Religious Affairs and Nationalities in Belarus, Leonid Gulyako, with a request to conduct a state religious expert examination of the teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses appeared on the site change.org. Its author noted someone Maxim Arsentiev.

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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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March 8, 2018

Armenia lost the case to Jehovah’s Witnesses in ECHR | JWNews

Armenia lost the next case to the European Court of Human Rights. This time the case concerns four representatives of the religious organization “Jehovah’s Witnesses” (an organization whose activities are banned in the Russian Federation).

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March 5, 2018

Jehovah’s Witnesses in Finland’s news.

Finland’s largest newspaper Helsingin Sanomat drew attention to the lawsuit around the building on Pervomaisky Prospekt, which belongs to the Finnish religious organization Jehovan todistaja (Jehovah’s Witnesses *).

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February 16, 2018

On the site of the Kingdom Hall of “Jehovah’s Witnesses” in St. Petersburg will be the information center of the Almazov Clinic | JW News

It is noted that the building where the “Jehovah’s Witnesses” (the religious organization banned in Russia) used to be located at the place where the information office of the famous clinic will appear.

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February 12, 2018

Taken away for questioning”: details of mass searches of “Jehovah’s Witnesses” in Belgorod | JW News

In Belgorod and Kemerovo , searches were conducted in the homes of citizens and the detention of members of the community of “Jehovah’s Witnesses”. They are suspected of continuing the activities of the organization “Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia”, which the Supreme Court of Russia recognized as extremist on April 20, 2017.

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February 7, 2018

Court demanding that the transfer of the building to Finnish Jehovah’s Witnesses be invalidated | JW News

On February 6, 2018 it became known that in Petrozavodsk the prosecutor’s office sent a statement to the court demanding that the transfer of the building on Pervomaisky Avenue, 52 Finnish Jehovah’s Witnesses, be invalid.

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January 18, 2018

FYI, Stele Fragment Unearthed in Northern Egypt | JW News

Images of King Ramesses II presenting offerings to an as-yet-unidentified Egyptian deity

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