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  1. The decision vilifies the Witnesses and has emboldened some individuals and government officials to inflict further harm, as exemplified by recent incidents. Source
  2. Languishing in jail Dennis Christensen and his co-religionists have gained appreciation from the local authorities June 14, 2017 Photo collage: cleaning of the territory in the city of Eagle and Dennis Christensen The City of Eagle was awarded the local Jehovah's Witnesses for their active participation in cleaning the city from garbage. Believers have been nice to get appreciation from the city and a gift from the administration's signature: "In gratitude for a good deed - garbage collection for the benefit of people and nature." Signature on a gift from the city administration Jehovah's Witnesses, wherever they live, tend to benefit neighbors not only the spread of Bible knowledge, but also participation in various forms of socially useful activity. The same is citizenship and Dennis Christensen - one of the Oryol Jehovah's Witnesses, who were actively involved in cleaning.Standing foot in cold water Orlik River, it pulled out of a net river trash. All work was carried out free of charge. In view of this particularly ironic look that Christensen had almost three weeks languishing in the city jail on false charges of organizing an extremist community. Believers are in disbelief, because, according to city officials, this is the community benefit the city. Garbage collection was the last good thing Dennis that he had to do, while at liberty. It is noteworthy that the representative of the administration of the Eagle was sympathetic to Jehovah's Witnesses because of religious persecution in the country and wished them not to lose the power of the spirit.
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  3. In Crimea, the draft commission demanded from the draftee - Jehovah's Witness - a document to renounce his faith and change his faith. On June 9, 2017, the believer, once again visiting the local military commissariat, was offered an alternative civil service (ACS). He agreed, adding that he has been trying to achieve this for a long time. But then he was told that the right to the passage of the ACS would be granted only if he renounced his religious views. In two summons from the recruit they were asked to appear at the military registration and enlistment office "to provide documents on the change of faith." The believer was not told exactly which faith he should go to, and where to get such documents, but added that if he refused, he would go to court. Article 28 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation guarantees to every citizen "the right to profess ... any religion or not to profess any". Neither the Supreme Court nor any other court has ever limited this right to Jehovah's Witnesses, nor did it prohibit the views of Jehovah's Witnesses as criminal. Article 59 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation reads: "A citizen of the Russian Federation in the event that his conscience or religion contradicts the performance of military service, as well as in other cases established by federal law, has the right to replace it with an alternative civilian service." The law does not stipulate what kind of convictions the conscript should have. source <<click (above are google Translated)
  4. Amazing things happen in the world! The ink on the decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation to liquidate the juridical person of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia as an extremist organization did not have time to dry up, as the head of state personally handles the "Parental Glory" order to the family of Jehovah's Witnesses from Karelia. A wonderful photo - eight "extremists" and one President. Here it is worth recalling that one of the most frequent accusations against Jehovah's Witnesses is the destruction of families. And then the Order, Which is handed to "large parents who set an example in strengthening the institution of the family and raising children, Form a socially responsible family, lead a healthy lifestyle, ensure a full and harmonious development Personalities of children, a high level of care for their health, education, physical, spiritual and moral development. " That's the question. This signal was sent by the President to fighters with Jehovah's Witnesses, for example the Ministry of Justice and the Supreme Court, that Extremists worth looking elsewhere? Or just imagined it? Let me remind you that on July 17 the Supreme Court will consider Appeal of Jehovah's Witnesses. Source google translated
  5. 9 March 2017 A Jehovah’s Witness in London. ‘These were some of the most persecuted Christians of the 20th century.’ The small Siberian town of Birobidzhan is set in a mosquito-infested swampland on the far eastern end of the Trans-Siberian railway. It was to places such as this that the Soviets exiled various undesirables. In April 1951 more than 9,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses were rounded up and sent to Siberiaon Stalin’s instruction. They were allowed to take 150kg of their possessions with them. Everything else was confiscated by the state. You may walk past embarrassed as Jehovah’s Witnesses try and hand you cringeworthy religious literature on the high street. But these were some of the most persecuted Christians of the 20th century. And their persecution continues. A couple of months ago, the Russian police raided the Birobidzhan branch of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and “discovered” extremist literature. The Jehovah’s Witnesses describe the incident thus: “Masked special police disrupted a religious meeting and planted literature under a chair in the presence of the attendees.” The police ordered the place to be permanently closed. A few weeks later, the Russian ministry of justice demanded that the Jehovah’s Witnesses HQ hand over all information on their 2,277 Russian congregations. After a brief examination of what the police allegedly found, it concluded that the Jehovah’s Witnesses were showing signs of “extremist activity”. Congregations in Belgorod, Stary Oskol and Elista have all been shut down. Bibles have been impounded at customs, their literature banned. Many expect that the Russians are gearing up for an outright ban. “Unfortunately, in today’s Russia, the will to confine Russians to restricted and state-determined religious beliefs has proved increasingly strong,” is how Andrew Wood, former British ambassador to Russia, described what has been going on. “Fabrication is always both repellent and a sign of desperation at the absence of credible proof of extremism.” So what is it about Jehovah’s Witnesses that the Russians find so objectionable? This week, I decided not to avoid the eye of the couple who hand out literature at my tube station. So many times I’ve ignored them, and their Olympic smiling endurance, brushing past grumpily. Reading about their history, I now feel guilty about my lack of respect. On open display was What Does the Bible Really Teach?, the book that the Russian authorities often plant in kingdom halls as an excuse to shut them down. I flicked through. It’s really not my thing. And the graphics are criminally cheesy. But it’s pretty bog-standard Christian fundamentalism, with an emphasis on the end of the world. “What makes the Jehovah’s Witnesses different?” I asked the smiling man. “We take the Bible literally,” he replied. “But so do others. What makes you distinctive?” “Take ‘thou shalt not kill,’” he replied. “We don’t participate in war.” Jehovah’s Witnesses were taken to Nazi death camps for that very reason. They refused to swear loyalty to a worldly government and refused to serve in the military. They wouldn’t say Heil Hitler either. So within months of the Nazis coming to power, their meetings were ransacked and a Gestapo unit was set up to register all known Jehovah’s Witnesses. Their children were taken off them to receive a proper patriotic German education. And they were given their own purple triangle to wear as identification. In 1942, Wolfgang Kusserow was beheaded in Brandenburg prison by the Nazis for refusing to fight. “You must not kill,” he said at his trial. “Did our creator have all this written down for the trees?” Jehovah’s Witnesses are right to fear what is happening to them again, right now, in Russia. They have seen it all before. It should be a warning to all of us that the idea under which they are now being persecuted is that of “extremism”. It’s a word that draws its persuasive force from those who would use their religion to plant bombs and sever heads. So anti-terror legislation is now also being used to target those whose faith is only “extreme” in terms of its commitment to non-violence. The Russians are using the fear of Islamism as an excuse to crack down on all religious activity that refuses to bow the knee to Mother Russia. “My parents were exiled to Siberia,” said Yaroslav Sivulskiy, a spokesman for the Russian Jehovah’s Witnesses. “They worshipped even while they were in those camps. We will continue too.” Respect, I say. Anti-terror legislation is being used to target those whose faith is only ‘extreme’ in terms of its commitment to non-violence. It should be a warning to us all. theguardian Russia: alleged "missionary activity" prosecutions continue
  6. Russia's security service told Russian news agencies on June 6 that it raided the Church of Scientology's branch in St. Petersburg as part of a probe into illegal entrepreneurship, extremism, and incitement of hatred. The raid on the U.S.-based church comes after Russia's Supreme Court in April issued a ruling banning Jehovah's Witnesses and seizing their property, with the justice ministry calling the Christian evangelical movement an "extremist organization." An FSB security service spokeswoman said it raided the church's buildings and also the homes of church members. The FSB said the probe was initially launched into the church's earnings from selling educational materials to new recruits. The Church of Scientology was first registered officially in Russia in 1994 but the authorities have pursued it through the courts in recent years. In 2016 the Russian Supreme Court ordered the closure of the Moscow branch of the Church of Scientology. The justice ministry has ruled that a number of the church's publications are extremist and calls the organization a sect. The Church of Scientology was founded in the United States in 1954 by science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard and was accorded the status of a religion there in 1993. The European Court of Human Rights has twice ruled in favor of the church, saying that Russia violated its rights by refusing to register its churches in various regions. Prominent scientologists include Hollywood stars Tom Cruise and John Travolta. With reporting by Rossiya 24 television, AFP, Interfax, and TASS
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  7. As the Kremlin's crackdown on religious minorities broadens, Russia's community of Jehovah's Witnesses have taken to congregating in secret. Photo: Alexander Demianchuk / TASS From the Moscow Times, June 2, 2017, updated at 13:41 By Katie Davies @@katiedavies91 The low-rise building, located in Moscow’s leafy suburbs, has the look and feel of being abandoned. Its lower floors are shrouded in darkness. The doors are shuttered. The only clue that anything might be amiss is the recorded piano music that drifts out from the upper floors, audible to anybody listening carefully enough. Inside the building, out of sight on the second floor, a group of people are meeting. At first glance, the crowd seems innocuous. Some sit with children; many are elderly. They pray, read the Bible, and sing. In the eyes of the eyes of the Russian government, each is an extremist threat. The group represents just a handful of the country’s estimated 175,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses. On April 20, the group was labeled extremist by Russia’s Supreme Court, a description it now shares with groups like Islamic State. Ever since the ruling, Russia’s Jehovah’s Witnesses have been in limbo, with the umbrella organization effectively banned from operating. But across the country, believers are still organizing weekly meetings. Some in the congregation do not know if the meetings at their Kingdom Hall are legal. One believer, who asked to be identified under the pseudonym Sasha, insisted the informal meetings were covered under the Russian constitution, and its provisions to protect believers’ right of assembly. Recent developments would, however, suggest that the Russian state views things differently. On May 25, Danish national Dennis Christensen was arrested on extremism charges after attending labeled meeting in Oryol. Another man in the remote town of Uchaly was fined for organizing gatherings in a rented room on May 18. On May 24, in the Komi republic, a Jehovah’s Witnesses’ meeting hall was attacked with a Molotov cocktail. […]
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  8. RUSSIA. SCHOOL DIRECTORS FORCED TO REPORT CHILDREN WITNESSES ;-( Parents of child witnesses are being summoned to the school as the case accompanying this document, to warn them that if their child speaks of God to other classmates or sings songs from Jehovah's Witnesses, he will be reported to the police and will consider giving him ANOTHER FORM OF EDUCATION. Absolutely no other religion is receiving this bitter persecution even to their children. It is more than proven that the Russian government and its lover the Orthodox sect whore, have gone directly to the Jehovah's Witnesses. In connection with the decision of the Supreme Court, a schoolgirl faces a transfer to another form of education May 29, 2017 May 17, 2017 E. Mikhalevskaya, director of the school in Tomilino (Moscow region), in the presence of the school psychologist and the head of the guard, formally handed over to the parents of the 8-year-old student a document in which, referring to the decision of the Supreme Court against Jehovah's Witnesses, Notified about the ban on the school grounds "all actions that do not relate to the educational process." "If there is a violation of this prohibition," warns the director, "we will be forced to report a violation to the police officers, to the Education Department, and raise the issue of transferring the student to another form of training." In response to the questions of the parents, the director made it clear that she knew about the confession of the family. The girl sang songs of Jehovah's Witnesses, and also talked about God with a classmate. After the decision of the Supreme Court this is not the first case of pressure on schoolchildren, incidents took place in Bashkortostan, Rostov and Kirov regions. According to the legislation in force in Russia, parents have the pre-emptive right to educate and educate their children before all other persons. The duty of care for the "spiritual and moral development of their children" is placed on the parents' code by the Family Code.
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  9. MOSCOW, May 26 (RAPSI) – The Supreme Court of Russia has upheld a ruling declaring a branch of Jehovah’s Witnesses religious organization in Cherkessk extremist and liquidating it, RAPSI learnt in the courtroom on Friday. The court has dismissed an appeal against the February 10 ruling of the Supreme Court of the Karachay-Cherkessia Republic. In addition to the organization’s declared extremist status and it liquidation, its real estate property was ruled to be transferred to the state. On Friday, this ruling came into force. On April 20, Russia’s Supreme Court banned the Administrative Centre of Jehovah's Witnesses as extremist organization. According to the ruling, the Centre and its local branches are to be liquidated. The Justice Ministry said that violations of the law “On Combatting Extremism” had been revealed during inspection conducted in the organization. The Prosecutor General’s Office’s notice concerning inadmissibility of carrying out extremist activities by Jehovah's Witnesses has taken effect, the Ministry said. Jehovah’s Witnesses religious organization has had many legal problems in Russia. Since 2009, 95 materials distributed by the organization in the country have been declared extremist and 8 Jehovah's Witnesses’ branches have been liquidated, according to the Justice Ministry. Jehovah's Witnesses is an international religious organization based in Brooklyn, New York. Since 2004 several branches and chapters of the organization were banned and shut down in various regions of Russia.
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  10. (( Dear brothers and sisters, a request, we need the lyrics of the written music, so that the Russian brothers and other languages, can understand. Can someone send us? Grateful.)) Do Not Be Afraid (A Song For Russian Jehovah's Witnesses)This song I now dedicate to Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia, who have been under attack by the Orthadox Church and russian officials for many years. they have Outlawed Jehovah's Witnesses, calling them as extreme as Groups like ISIS. This original song, is based off The bible scripture found at Isaiah 41:9,10( Photos are newspaper articles and website jw)Music James Jury
  11. The organization faces a ban in all of Russia The supreme court in Russia’s Karachay-Cherkessia declared the local Jehovah’s Witnesses an extremist organization on February 10 and ordered for it to be dissolved and its property forfeited to the state. Earlier, the republic’s prosecutor office had accused the organization of producing and disseminating extremist materials. The Witnesses were then forced to pay a fine and had their literature seized, however, as they wouldn’t give up what the prosecutor’s office referred to as “extremist activity”, the matter was taken to court. The Russian prosecutor general’s crackdown on Jehovah’s Witnesses started with a notice of “unacceptability of extremist activity” sent to the organization’s management last April. Citing religious discrimination, JW representatives appealed against the notice. However, Moscow’s city court on January 16 upheld it, ordering the organisation to “fix the violations” unless it wanted to be banned on the entire territory of the Russian Federation. Seven of JW’s regional branches have been closed down in Russia by courts. In the southern Russian city of Taganrog, 16 Witnesses were convicted for failing to comply with the ban. Four criminal cases have recently been launched against several members of the organization for “inciting hatred” and “creating a non-commercial entity violating citizens’ rights”. In 2005, a Moscow court ordered the dissolution of the capital’s JW community. In 2010, the European Court for Human Rights found the court in violation of the European convention. And in 2015, the community finally had its registration resumed. There are 100 to 150 thousand Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia. The Christian denomination emerged from the Bible Student movement, founded in 1872 by Charles Russel. It reports a worldwide membership of more than eight million adherents.
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  12. A model of the new K-62 helicopter conducted its first flight near Moscow on Friday.It was airborne for 15 minutes, reaching a speed of 110km/h (68,3mi/h). During the flight, engineers tested the aircraft’s capabilities and the functioning of its onboard equipment.The Ka-62 helicopter is an improved and redesigned version of the Ka-60 helicopter. It is equipped with two Turbomeca Ardidien 3G motors and is able to reach speeds of up to 310km/h (192,6mi/h). The aircraft can be used for military and rescue operations, transportation, and other purposes.
  13. The U.S. Commission in International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) sounded the alarm about the "worsening" state of affairs for religious freedom across the globe in its report for this year, the Christian News Network reported. The report, released on Wednesday last week, urges the U.S. Department of State to designate 16 more nations as Countries of Particular Concern (CPC), citing particular instances in those countries that merited their inclusion in the list. "Overall, the Commission has concluded that the state of affairs for international religious freedom is worsening in both the depth and breadth of violations," said USCIRF Chairman Thomas Reese in a statement. "The blatant assaults have become so frightening—attempted genocide, the slaughter of innocents, and wholesale destruction of places of worship—that less egregious abuses go unnoticed or at least unappreciated," he pointed out. Kristina Arriaga de Bucholz, a USCIRF member, said during a panel discussion on Wednesday in Washington D.C. that the commission "specifically name names so that those stories are lifted and people gain the strength that they need in order to continue fighting for their faith," CBN News reported. The commission urged the State Department to designate six nations—Russia, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria, and Vietnam as countries of concern. The commission blew the whistle on Russia due to worsening religious freedoms in that country, which became even more evident with the recent ban of Jehovah's Witnesses. Once again, North Korea topped the USCIRF list of countries with the most repressive regimes, noting that freedom of religion is non-existent in that communist nation. North Korea is also Number 1 on Open Doors USA's World Watch list of the top 50 Christian-persecuting countries in the world. The Commission urged both Congress and the Trump administration to continually speak up about religious freedom abuses around the world, both in public and in private meetings. "You cannot have religious freedom without the freedom of worship, the freedom of association, the freedom of expression and opinion, the freedom of assembly, protection from arbitrary arrest and detention, [and] protection from interference in home and family," the report states. Read more at
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  14. MOSCOW, May 22 (RAPSI) – The Jehovah’s Witnesses organization banned in Russia as extremist has filed a complaint with the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe over Moscow’s refusal to implement a ruling of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). A copy of the application has been published on the website of the Council of Europe. In March 2004, the Golovinsky District Court has granted prosecutors motion seeking to liquidate Jehovah’s Witnesses in Moscow (Moscow LRO). Following that, the religious organization lodged a complaint with ECHR. In June 2010, ECHR ruled in favor of applicants and ordered Russia to pay them € 20,000 in compensation and €50,000 in respect of costs and expense. The Russian government has refused “to implement the above-mentioned judgment,” according to the application filed with the Council of Europe. “The situation is now critical. On April 20, 2017, the Supreme Court of Russia granted the application of the Ministry of Justice of Russia and banned Jehovah’s Witnesses nationwide and ordered the liquidation of their national legal entity, the Administrative Centre of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia (Administrative Centre), and 395 local religious organizations (LROs) of Jehovah’s Witnesses, including the Moscow LRO. This is now the second time the applicant organization has been liquidated”, the complaint signed by lawyer John M. Burns reads. The Supreme Court of Russia banned Jehovah's Witnesses as extremist organization in April 2017. The Justice Ministry said that violations of the law “On Combatting Extremism” had been revealed during inspection conducted in the organization. The Prosecutor General’s Office’s notice concerning inadmissibility of carrying out extremist activities by Jehovah's Witnesses has taken effect, the Ministry said. Jehovah’s Witnesses religious organization has had many legal problems in Russia. Since 2009, 95 materials distributed by the organization in the country have been declared extremist and 8 Jehovah's Witnesses’ branches have been liquidated. Jehovah's Witnesses is an international religious organization based in Brooklyn, New York. Since 2004 several branches and chapters of the organization were banned and shut down in various regions of Russia.
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  15. The government’s decision on the ban in Russia of the centre’s activities of the organization «Jehovah’s Witnesses», recognized as extremist, will lead to a sharp decrease in the number of its followers and protect their civil rights. This opinion was expressed on Wednesday at a meeting in the state Duma the famous Russian antisectarian expert, the President of the Russian Association of centers for the study of religions and sects (RACERS) Alexander Dvorkin. Russia’s Supreme court on 20 April as extremist activity «administrative center of Jehovah’s witnesses in Russia» — the main organization of «Jehovah’s Witnesses» in Russia. Sun has banned the work of the centre and confiscated his property. Now the followers of «Jehovah’s Witnesses» are threatened by criminal responsibility for the continuation of its activities. The representatives of «Jehovah’s Witnesses» have declared intention to appeal this decision to the European court of human rights. «We are now seeing is very tough and aggressive attack on Russia, which was, in all respects, and it is connected with the process of «Jehovah’s Witnesses». We try to imagine this kind of struggle with faith. But this is not a struggle with faith, because the state cannot regulate who to believe, and in this case the government does not adjust: none of the members of the «Jehovah’s Witnesses» is not forbidden to practice their faith,» said Dvorkin at the meeting of interfractional Deputy group in protection of Christian values. According to him, the question in this case is «about rights organization», which is now closed, and the «enormous cash flows to arrive, suppressed.» «And then, if you want — come together on the flats, discuss their faith, no you will not interfere. But I am absolutely convinced that it will take several years, and the number of members dramatically, twice, three times — will fall. Because when you cut off the financial basis, the ability to freely, easily recruiting other people to rent large halls and so forth, that, in fact, people will lose interest and very quickly begin to diverge. In this sense, this decision is correct and far-sighted», — said the expert. Assessment Dvorkin, the Russian justice Ministry, taking the lead on the elimination of the parent organization «Jehovah’s Witnesses» primarily aimed «to protect the civil rights of members of this organization.» As noted antisectarian expert, «Jehovah’s Witnesses» do not recognize the fundamentals of the constitutional system of the Russian Federation, forbidding his followers to serve in the army and participate in elections. Members of the organization are involved in it «through deceit» and then «are deprived of basic human rights.» The organization has a de facto ban on a number of professions, as well as, according to Dworkin, on higher education: «they call it a «strongly not recommended to graduate»». «In «Jehovah’s Witnesses» carry out strict control over every step of the activities of the members of the organization are governed even the most intimate moments of married life, spouses are required to report on each other. Everything, every member of the organization must constantly monitor each other, to spy, to write denunciations,» said antisectarian expert. According to him, there are special dossier on each of its members, which, «incidentally, as far as I know, all sent to the headquarters of the organization in the United States.» «I have faced many times and tried to speak different the so-called human rights organizations, which, again, often sponsored from abroad, that there are specific cases of people who suffered from sects, but they do not do. That is, in fact, the struggle for human rights is replaced by the struggle for the rights of organizations that violate these human rights. This, then, is not advocacy, but just the opposite,» said Dvorkin.
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  16. Latest JW Broadcast confirms that indeed many are now becoming interested in Jehovah's Witnesses because of the lies of Christendom's Churches and the anti-cultist and the actions of the Government of Russia:
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  17. MOSCOW, April 12. /TASS/. Russia’s Supreme Court has heard the testimony of four former members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses who said they had been subjected to ‘total control’ in that religious organization, with no possibility to receive higher education or start a family, TASS reports from the courtroom. Specifically, witness Natalia Koretskaya from St. Petersburg told the court she had been a member of that organization from 1995 to 2009 and had realized over this period that the organization’s members “were living under full and total control of the [Jehovah’s Witnesses] Administrative Center.” “The heads of the Jehovah’s Witnesses formally watch canonical compliance with the norms but in real fact the talk is about total control of an individual’s personal life – his intimate life, education and work,” witness Koretskaya said. In response to the court’s request to give the facts of such control, Koretskaya said she had been expelled from the religious organization and its members had been banned to communicate with her after she had started close but officially unregistered relationship with a man. “Therefore, a person turns out to be expelled into the outer world, in which he has already forgotten how to live over the years of his stay in the organization,” Koretskaya said. The Justice Ministry’s second witness, Pavel Zverev, told the court he had become a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses at the age of 16 and had not received higher education on persuasion of the organization’s heads. “It is accepted in the organization that receiving higher education is useless if this is not in the organization’s interests. As a result of such persuasion, I remained without education and I’m suffering from that in my life,” said Zverev who had worked as a volunteer for two years in the organization’s Administrative Center in the capacity of a cook. The other two witnesses also said they had suffered from the religious organization’s excessive control of their private life and from the ban to communicate with its other members after quitting it, as well as from depression and alcoholism. Thus, witness Nina Petrova from Volgograd said that on persuasion of her spiritual mentors she did not marry and did not start a family. “They convinced me that a family was not needed as the doomsday was close at hand. And when I realized that this was a delusion, it was late,” Petrova said, adding that she had stayed in the organization for 28 years. For their part, representatives of the Jehovah’s Witnesses said the witnesses had been prepared in advance for their testimony in the court. “We see that the witnesses are giving testimony based on written materials, repeating the arguments of the so-called sectological literature. Some of them are mentioned in public sources as activists of the movements that are struggling with the Jehovah’s Witnesses,” a lawyer for the defendants said. At its next hearing on April 19, the court is expected to study the written materials of the case and may hear the parties’ oral statements. Essence of the lawsuit In its lawsuit to outlaw the Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Justice Ministry pointed to various violations in the organization’s activities revealed during a surprise inspection, including breaches of the Law on Counteracting Extremist Activities. The ministry has asked to recognize the organization and its 395 local branches as extremists, ban their activity and seize property. For its part, the organization’s press service told TASS that they were alarmed by the decision, since it could affect 175,000 active believers. The Jehovah’s Witnesses spokesman Ivan Bilenko said the organization was prepared to press for its rights in any courts. The Jehovah’s Witnesses is an international religious organization that supports offbeat views on the essence of the Christian faith and provides special interpretations of many commonly accepted notions. In Russia, it had 21 local organizations but three of them were eliminated for extremism.
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  18. Merkel, Meeting Putin, Raises Treatment of Gays and Jehovah’s Witnesses By NEIL MacFARQUHAR and ALISON SMALEMAY 2, 2017 Continue reading the main storyShare This Page Share Tweet Email More Save Photo President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany spoke at a news conference in Sochi, Russia, on Tuesday. CreditPool photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko MOSCOW — Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, took the opportunity of a rare visit to Russia to raise domestic human rights issues on Tuesday with President Vladimir V. Putin, a noted departure from their continuing differences over Ukraine and Syria. Ms. Merkel said she had talked to Mr. Putin about her concerns on civil rights in Russia, including, among other issues, the persecution of gay men, a new ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses and arrests of anti-Kremlin protesters.
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  19. A Satanic religious group has been operating in Russia as an officially recognized church for the past year, according to the news website 66.ru. What's more, the Satanists are using their one-year anniversary to declare opposition to religious extremism. The Satanic Church of Russia received legal recognition on May 10, 2016 — a date they subsequently declared “the day of Russian Satanism,” 66.ru reported. In an interview with the news site, church leader Oleg Sataninsky expressed his organization's support for the controversial Yarovaya Laws, which widen the Russian legal concept of extremism and place restrictions on missionary work. Last month, Russia banned the Jehovah's Witnesses religious group under the legislation. “We consider it necessary to speak out against missionary activity” Sataninsky said. “The Jehovah's Witnesses had an extreme approach. We oppose indoctrination and religious propaganda.” The Satanic Church of Russia has existed since 2013, but decided last year to register as a religious association, “rather than risk being labelled a totalitarian sect and banned by the state,” Sataninsky said. The group insists it does not follow the standard clichés associated with Satanism: sacrificial animal slaughter and black magic rituals. Sataninsky also argues that Satanism is not devil-worship. Devil-worshippers, he said, “are a form of anti-Christians,” while Satanists follow Anton Sandor's 1969 “Satanic Bible.” At press time, The Moscow Times could not confirm whether Sataninsky was the Satanic Church leader's true surname.
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  20. Shtanko Evgeniy Pechora, Russia Petition: Please select premises for the development of musical creativity among young people ! On April 20, 2017, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation recognized the activities of the "Jehovah's Witnesses' Administrative Center in Russia" as extremist and banned its work. The court also decided to convert the property of the organization into the income of the state, incl. And real estate. We, the representatives of the active youth of the city of Pechora and their sympathizers, strongly urge that the confiscated building be transferred to the balance of the youth policy sector for further deployment of a base there for the development of amateur music groups. This will be a great help for the creative ascent of talented and ambitious musicians, since a very large number of them have to huddle around the apartments and try to create in creative nezheta. To all of the above, we can add that the availability of such a base will provide an educational and cultural impetus for beginning musicians who will be able to find like-minded people, gain experience in writing, speaking, working with equipment and organizing events. Citizens, do not be indifferent! It is possible that this building will open another store or an alcohol store, so think about what is best for the future of our city? In principle, we will have enough and another room, this building is given as one of the examples
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  22. The Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses wants to heighten attention to this critical situation,” states David A. Semonian, a spokesman at the Witnesses’ world headquarters
  23. In Moscow, an arson attack on the house in which lived the Jehovah's Witnesses May 8, 2017 April 30, 2017 committed another act of vandalism against the Jehovah's Witnesses religion. In with. Lucina (Moscow reg.), One of the locals, who had previously spoken out against this negative religion, drunk threw a Molotov cocktail into the house where the family lived Jehovah's Witnesses. Two homes and cars destroyed by fire worshipers emerged. The culprit arson was arrested in hot pursuit.
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  24. NEWS FROM RUSSIA..... THE MENTIONED FIRE OF THE HOUSE OF WITNESSES IN MOSCOW, RUSSIA BY A FIRE PUMP..... A villager from the Moscow area threw a Molotov cocktail (incendiary bomb) at the home of Jehovah's Witnesses. Two houses and cars burned. The villager says he did it because he does not like the beliefs of his neighbors. That same day a guy broke the window of a kingdom hall. The brothers were gathered and told to stop doing that and the cry that will continue to do so until the whole room is destroyed. It has unleashed a witch hunt against the witnesses and people feel supported by the government. THINKING & PRAYING to all our Brothers ❤

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