Photo: Alexey Metzger with his wife Irina
"Because of [the persecution], my faith has become even stronger." Alexei Metzger's last word at the trial in PermPerm Territory
What was Alexey Metzger talking about on November 12, 2019, before the Ordzhonikidze District Court of Perm fined him 350 thousand rubles for practicing his religion? The full text of the last word is given.
The defendant told the court about how knowledge from the Bible helped him overcome bad habits and become a law-abiding person. He dispelled several common myths about Jehovah's Witnesses, such as that they "destroy families." Aleksey stressed that he was proud to be one of Jehovah's Witnesses and thanked the prosecution: "I want to say not just thank you, but a huge thank you, because thanks to you my faith has become even stronger. The Bible says that anyone who wants to live a life of devotion to God will be persecuted. It convinces me that I'm on the right track."Go to document