Photo: courthouse in Vyborg

Banning of Publications

The trial of the Bible was postponed until August 9

Leningrad Region

On July 28, 2017, hearings resumed on the first case in the history of Russia on the prohibition of Bible translation. Despite the petition, a spacious courtroom was not provided for the trial, so only 7 people could enter the hall as listeners.

Within minutes of the start, the trial was postponed because one of the parties, namely the temporary storage warehouse, where the batch of Bibles detained at customs was kept, had not been properly notified of the hearing.

The hearing will continue on August 9, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.