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Witnesses Forced to Quit Because of Supreme Court Decision Against Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Supreme Court decision has caused a torrent of violations of the rights of citizens. Reports indicate that the management of institutions are initiating the dismissal of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Appeal of Witness Detention Will Be Considered on 7 June 2017

The Oryol Regional Court will consider an appeal against a decision to impose detention for two months on a local Jehovah’s Witness, Dennis Christensen, a Danish citizen.

Review of RF Supreme Court Decision Against Jehovah’s Witnesses Set for 17 July 2017

A hearing date has been set for an appeal against the RF Supreme Court decision dated 20 April 2017 to liquidate the Religious Organisation Administrative Centre of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia.

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In Oryol, Appeal Filed Against Court Ruling on Pre-trial Detention of Jehovah’s Witness

The appeal was filed on 29 May 2017 with the Chamber on Criminal Cases of the regional court.

Supreme Court Decision Leads to Schoolgirl Being Threatened With Another Form of Education

An 8-year-old girl sang songs of Jehovah’s Witnesses and talked about God with a classmate. The school director handed her parents a warning.

In Oryol Region, Jehovah’s Witness, Danish citizen, in Detention for Two Months

Respected among his circle of fellow believers, 44-year-old Danish citizen Dennis Christensen was sent to the Oryol Detention Centre for two months. He is charged with continuing the activity of an organisation that has been banned for extremism (Article 282.2 of the Russian Criminal Code).

Arson Attack on Building of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Komi Republic

On 24 May 2017 in the town of Zheshart, a house used for religious services of Jehovah’s Witnesses was set on fire. The remains of a firebomb were found.

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In Oryol Region, Searches, Arrest and Criminal Case Against Witnesses Under “Extremism” Article

On 25 May 2017, no less than 15 armed people, including FSB officers, entered a house where local Jehovah’s Witnesses were found.

Building of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Republic of Udmurtia Vandalised

The man explained that his barbaric actions resulted from his negative attitude toward the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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Jehovah’s Witnesses File Appeal Against Supreme Court Decision

The full text of the appeal is published. The date of the appeal hearing has not yet been set.

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In Kabardino-Balkaria, Criminal Proceedings Begin Against Jehovah’s Witness Under “Extremism” Article

On 16 May 2017, the Prokhladniy City Court began considering a case in which a local Witness is charged under Article 282 of the Russian Criminal Code.

Audio: Statement by Maksim Novakov Before Russia’s Supreme Court

The 26-minute statement by a lawyer in oral arguments during the historic judicial proceedings on banning Jehovah’s Witnesses. “The most dangerous form of extremism is a wave of persecution of believing citizens merely because they worship God”, noted Novakov.

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New Cases of Vandalism Against Jehovah’s Witnesses: Voronezh and Sverdlovsk Regions

The Supreme Court decision has caused a wave of aggressive, threatening acts against Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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Witnesses Continue to Be Denied Right to Alternative Civilian Service, Based on Supreme Court Decision

Another violation of the right to alternative civilian service (ACS) has occurred in Chuvashia.

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After Supreme Court Decision, More Pressure on Schoolchildren of Jehovah’s Witnesses

On the background of judicial action against organisations of Jehovah’s Witnesses, some children have begun to experience unprecedented pressure. Here are some instances from Bashkiria and the Rostov and Kirov Regions.

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Young Men Denied Constitutional Right to Alternative Service After Supreme Court Decision Liquidating Organisations of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Young Witnesses from the Republic of Tatarstan and Chuvashia report problems exercising their right to alternative civilian service.

Religiously-Motivated Vandalism in Tula Region

In Novomoskovsk, unknown persons entered the courtyard of a building where religious services of Jehovah’s Witnesses were conducted and wrote a threatening message on the door.

Arson Attack Near Moscow on House Where Jehovah’s Witnesses Lived

On 30 April 2017 in the village of Lutsino (Moscow Region), a local resident firebombed the home of Witnesses.

Four New Cases of Vandalism Against Jehovah’s Witnesses After Supreme Court Decision

Actions motivated by hatred of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Kaliningrad, Penza and Rostov Regions as well as in Krasnoyarsk Territory.

Audio: Statement of Vasiliy Kalin Before Russia’s Supreme Court

Kalin called the claim of the Ministry of Justice “a crime against one’s own people” in his four-minute statement in oral arguments during the historic judicial proceedings on banning Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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