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“To Be Released Immediately and Unconditionally”—Statement by the European Union

A few hours after the announcement of the sentence on Dennis Christensen, the European External Action Service issued a statement.

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Danish Government As Third Party in Christensen v. Russia in European Court

On 15 May 2018, Denmark filed an application in the ECHR to be admitted to the case of Christensen v. Russia.

UN Calls on Russia to Abolish List of Extremist Materials

The international community has unanimously condemned the ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia. The charges against the Witnesses are based on the Federal List of Extremist Materials.

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Richard Clayton: “A Shocking Example of a Bad Law Being Used for a Worse Purpose”

Great Britain’s representative to the Venice Commission believes that the claim against Jehovah’s Witnesses will not help Russia consolidate its reputation as a civilized nation.

Massimo Introvigne: “The Only Relationship Between Jehovah’s Witnesses and Violence Is They Have Been Victims of Violence”

The OSCE Representative on Combatting Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination speaks about the attempt of the Ministry of Justice to ban Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Heiner Bielefeldt: “If Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Extremists, I Think We All Are”

The UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion speaks about the attempt of the Ministry of Justice to ban Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Annika Vitamar: “If Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Extremists, Then Most Versions of Christianity Could Be Called the Same”

A religious historian from Denmark speaks about the judicial claim against Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia.