Photo: Alexey Miretsky
"Peacefulness is an integral part of my personality." Alexei Miretskiy's last word at the trial in SaratovSaratov Region
What did Alexei Miretsky say on September 19, 2019, before the Leninsky District Court of Saratov sentenced him, along with five fellow believers, to various terms of imprisonment for their faith? The full text of the defendant's last word is given.
In his speech, Alexey Miretsky stressed that Jehovah's Witnesses cannot be associated with extremism for the simple reason that then they will not be able to be called Jehovah's Witnesses. He explains: "The standards of the Bible in many areas of life are higher than those established by the criminal and other laws of the state. If the penal code only requires me not to harm other people, then God's law encourages me to show love, kindness, compassion, and even love to all people who hate me."Go to document