Leningrad Region

Basis for Decision to Ban Holy Scriptures: Word “Bible” Not in Title

The Leningrad Regional Court unexpectedly referred to government standards regulating the work of librarians, which requires use of the word “Bible” when cataloguing texts of this book published under different titles.

Appellate Court Upholds Unlawful Decision to Ban a Bible Translation

On 20 December 2017 at 9.55 p.m., the Leningrad Regional Court upheld the decision of a lower court to declare a Russian translation of the Bible “extremist material”. Representatives of the copyright holder intend to appeal this decision.

Leningrad Regional Court Reviewing Decision to Ban a Bible Translation

The questioning of experts is scheduled for 20 December 2017. After 2.30 p.m., to the extent possible, courtroom reporting will be provided.

On 20 December, Questioning of Experts Who Found Extremism in Bible

The cross-examination of the experts who found extremism in the Bible can be observed in both St. Petersburg and Moscow.

Reporting From Leningrad Regional Court: Case to Ban a Russian Bible Translation

On 6 December 2017, the Leningrad Regional Court considers an appeal against the decision of the Vyborg Court to declare the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures, a Bible translation published by Jehovah’s Witnesses, “extremist material”. Courtroom reporting is provided.

Appeal Against Vyborg Court Decision to Ban Bible

The full text of the appeal is published, which consists of 141 points and thoroughly proves that the ban on the Bible is unfounded.

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