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The United States condemned the repression of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia

The US Representative to the OSCE, Michel Sayders, at a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna on May 10, accused the Russian authorities of "increasing restrictions on freedom of conscience and religion in Russia."

In a statement, they mentioned the repression of recognized Russian extremists and banned organization "Jehovah's Witnesses", in particular, including searches, which took place in April in Ufa, Pole, Vladivostok and Shuya. "Russia continues to use anti-extremist legislation to criminalize the free practice of religious worship," says the statement, which focuses on the persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses.

The searches in the city of Polyarny of the Murmansk region, mentioned in the application, were carried out on April 18 in 7 apartments, 17 people were interrogated. May 10, Court of the Murmansk region sent 55 days in prison and Roman Markin Victor Mills, who, according to the European Association of Jehovah's Witnesses, lost contact after the searches on April 18. They are accused of "organizing the activities of an extremist organization."

https://www.svoboda.org/a/29221031.html

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