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.
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.
The questioning of experts is scheduled for 20 December 2017. After 2.30 p.m., to the extent possible, courtroom reporting will be provided.
The cross-examination of the experts who found extremism in the Bible can be observed in both St. Petersburg and Moscow.
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.