A 13-minute statement of Sergey Cherepanov in oral arguments during the historic judicial proceedings on banning Jehovah’s Witnesses.
20 April 2017 may be a date that goes down in history as a gloomy day for fundamental human freedoms in Russia.
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.
The hearing continues on 19 April 2017 at 10.00 a.m. The court will explore the case materials. Courtroom reporting is provided.
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.
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.
The arguments in the statements made in Russia’s Supreme Court by Yuriy Toporov, a representative of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
7 April 2017 is the third day of hearings in the Supreme Court in the case to ban Jehovah’s Witnesses.
The hearings in Russia’s Supreme Court continue on 6 April 2017.
Courtroom reporting is provided.
The Witnesses request that the Ministry claim be denied in full. The full text of the objections is provided.
The actions of the Ministry of Justice have all the signs of political repression, from the viewpoint of Russian and international law.
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.
The motions were filed because of the widespread publicity of this case.
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.
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.
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.
A transcript of explanations and statements of representatives of the Administrative Centre of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia during oral arguments.
“That Jehovah’s Witnesses are extremists is a wrong idea repeated hundreds of times but not thereby made true”.