Moscow

Audio: Statement of Sergey Cherepanov Before Russia’s Supreme Court

A 13-minute statement of Sergey Cherepanov in oral arguments during the historic judicial proceedings on banning Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Moscow

Supreme Court Decides to Liquidate Jehovah’s Witnesses. They Prepare Appeal

20 April 2017 may be a date that goes down in history as a gloomy day for fundamental human freedoms in Russia.

Moscow

Sixth Day of Hearings in Supreme Court on Ministry Claim to Ban Jehovah’s Witnesses

The hearing continues on 20 April 2017 at 2.00 p.m. The proceedings have entered their final stage, awaiting the oral arguments of the parties. Courtroom reporting is provided.

Moscow

Fifth Day of Hearings in Russia’s Supreme Court on Ministry Claim to Ban Jehovah’s Witnesses

The hearing continues on 19 April 2017 at 10.00 a.m. The court will explore the case materials. Courtroom reporting is provided.

Moscow

Fourth Day of Hearings in Russia’s Supreme Court on Ministry Claim to Ban Jehovah’s Witnesses

On 12 April 2017 at 10.00 a.m., the lawyers of the religious organisation will continue to give their statements as well as to answer the questions of the court and a representative of the Ministry of Justice. Courtroom reporting is provided.

Moscow

Vasiliy Kalin: “I Received a Certificate Identifying Me As a Victim of Political Repression. What Identity Does the Ministry of Justice Now Want to Give Me?”

The text of statements made in Russia’s Supreme Court by Vasiliy Kalin of the Administrative Centre of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia.

Moscow

Yuriy Toporov: “The Extremism of Jehovah’s Witnesses Is Only Extremism on Paper”

The arguments in the statements made in Russia’s Supreme Court by Yuriy Toporov, a representative of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Moscow

Third Day of Hearings in Russia’s Supreme Court. Courtroom Reporting

7 April 2017 is the third day of hearings in the Supreme Court in the case to ban Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Moscow

Second Day of Supreme Court Hearings on Claim to Ban Jehovah’s Witnesses

The hearings in Russia’s Supreme Court continue on 6 April 2017.

Moscow

Слушания в Верховном Суде
Supreme Court Hearing to Ban Religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Courtroom reporting is provided.

Moscow

Supreme Court of Russia
Jehovah’s Witnesses File Formal Objections to Ministry Claim in Supreme Court

The Witnesses request that the Ministry claim be denied in full. The full text of the objections is provided.

Moscow

Верховный суд России
Witnesses Ask Supreme Court to Declare Ministry Actions to Be Political Repression

The actions of the Ministry of Justice have all the signs of political repression, from the viewpoint of Russian and international law.

Moscow

Свидетели Иеговы в Верховном суде
Supreme Court Receives 395 Petitions From Local Organisations of Jehovah’s Witnesses to Be Admitted to Case

All 395 local religious organisations of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia, which the Ministry of Justice has wanted to ban behind their back, filed claims in the Supreme Court to be admitted to the case as co-defendants.

Moscow

Большой зал Верховного суда
Motion Filed for Spacious Room and Video Recording at Hearing in Russia’s Supreme Court

The motions were filed because of the widespread publicity of this case.

Moscow

Jehovah’s Witnesses Ask Supreme Court to Defer Action on Ministry Claim

The Administrative Centre has filed a petition requesting that action be deferred on the claim of the Russian Ministry of Justice, because it does not comply with the rules for filing a statement of claim.

Moscow

Управленческий центр Свидетелей Иеговы
Claim Filed in Supreme Court to Liquidate Administrative Centre of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia

The claim was filed by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation. Millions of Witnesses throughout the world consider the Ministry’s actions a big mistake.

Moscow, St. Petersburg

Investigative Committee Given Materials on “Expert” Vilifying Jehovah’s Witnesses

On 7 February 2017, a criminal complaint was filed regarding the author of about 50 “expert studies” against Jehovah’s Witnesses. The lawyer gathered evidence for initiating a criminal case. He analysed a number of big cases related to followers of this religion.

Moscow

Statements in Moscow Court by Representatives of Administrative Centre

A transcript of explanations and statements of representatives of the Administrative Centre of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia during oral arguments.

Moscow

Мосгорсуд
Moscow City Court Dismisses Witnesses’ Appeal Against Prosecutor’s Warning

“That Jehovah’s Witnesses are extremists is a wrong idea repeated hundreds of times but not thereby made true”.

Moscow