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Russian Jehovah's Witness Handed Longest 'Extremism' Prison Sentence


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A court in southern Russia has handed the country's longest prison sentence yet to an elderly Jehovah’s Witness leader for organizing an “extremist” group, the religious organization said Wednesday.

Authorities accused Alexander Ivshin, 63, of organizing the activities of a banned organization, including hosting Bible discussions with friends via video link, until his April 2020 detention as part of mass raids in the Krasnodar region. Russia outlawed the Jehovah’s Witnesses as “extremists” in 2017.Screen Shot 2021-02-12 at 2.57.50 PM.png

 

Alexander Ivshin, 63, was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison for activities including hosting Bible discussions via video link.

 

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/02/12/russian-jehovahs-witness-handed-longest-extremism-prison-sentence-a72916

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On 2/13/2021 at 7:29 AM, Isabella said:

A court in southern Russia has handed the country's longest prison sentence yet to an elderly Jehovah’s Witness leader for organizing an “extremist” group, the religious organization said Wednesday.

Authorities accused Alexander Ivshin, 63, of organizing the activities of a banned organization, including hosting Bible discussions with friends via video link, until his April 2020 detention as part of mass raids in the Krasnodar region. Russia outlawed the Jehovah’s Witnesses as “extremists” in 2017.Screen Shot 2021-02-12 at 2.57.50 PM.png

 

Alexander Ivshin, 63, was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison for activities including hosting Bible discussions via video link.

 

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/02/12/russian-jehovahs-witness-handed-longest-extremism-prison-sentence-a72916

These brothers and sisters are so tough...I admire them greatly xx

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