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Over 400 Jehovah’s Witnesses Charged or Convicted in Russia, Group Says


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More than 400 Jehovah’s Witnesses have been charged or convicted in Russia since the country banned the religious group as an “extremist” organization three years ago, the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia has said.

Since the April 2017 ban by Russia’s Supreme Court, law enforcement officers raided the homes of 1,166 worshippers’ families, the Jehovah’s Witnesses said

Authorities have opened 175 criminal cases into “extremism” against worshippers as of late October 2020, with 148 of them still in progress, the Christian denomination said on its website. 

More than half of the 400 worshippers spent between several days to three years in detention while awaiting trial. Some 310 have lost their jobs, businesses, pensions and bank accounts as a result of the “extremist” label.

Four Jehovah’s Witnesses have died while under investigation.

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The Jehovah's Witnesses religious group has been banned in Russia as an "extremist" organization since April 2017

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/11/10/over-400-jehovahs-witnesses-charged-or-convicted-in-russia-group-says-a71998

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"law enforcement officers raided the homes of 1,166 worshippers’ families, the Jehovah’s Witnesses said"

Russian GIF by memecandy

Somebody probably knows better than me... but I'm sure Russia has bigger problems than a perceived infestation of JW's?

Big tough Russian Federal agents practice arresting and threatening bible toting preachers..... while American special forces are actively trying to take down ACTUAL TERRORISTS like ISIS.

Something doesn't add up.

Putin must have a grudge or just not have control of his own thugs. Or maybe he is too busy trying to learn hockey?

 

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