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Breaking News: Jehovah's Witnesses Ban In Russia by atoleybaba(m): 6:38pm On Apr 20
Russia has banned Jehovah's Witnesses after
the Supreme Court ruled the Christian sect to be
an "extremist" group.
“The Supreme Court has ruled to sustain the
claim of Russia's ministry of justice and deem
the 'Administrative Centre of Jehovah's
Witnesses in Russia' organisation extremist,
eliminate it and ban its activity in Russia,” said
judge Yuri Ivanenko.
“The property of the Jehovah's Witnesses
organisation is to be confiscated to the state
revenue.”
A lawyer for the justice ministry, Svetlana
Borisova, told the court adherents “pose a threat
to the rights of the citizens, public order and
public security".
Judges ordered the closure of the group's
Russian headquarters and 395 local chapters, as
well as the seizure of its property.
Lawyers for the Jehovah's Witnesses said they
would appeal the court's decision, which has
not yet come into effect, and could take the
case to the European Court of Human Rights.
“We will do everything possible,” Sergei
Cherepanov, a Jehovah's Witnesses
representative, was quoted as saying by the
Interfax news agency.


Source: www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/russia-jehovahs-witnesses-ban-extremists-religion-christian-sect-vladimir-putin-supreme-court-a7693671.html
Re: Breaking News: Jehovah's Witnesses Ban In Russia by atoleybaba(m): 6:39pm On Apr 20
Mynd44, lalasticalala or any available mod please move to front page
Re: Breaking News: Jehovah's Witnesses Ban In Russia by Nobody: 6:56pm On Apr 20
Russia is looking for trouble

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