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Jehovah's Witness jailed in Russia after country bans sect

The arrest comes after Russia banned the Jehovah's Witnesses and seized the organisation's property earlier this year because of alleged extremism.

Danish Jehovah's Witness arrested after Russia raid

Russian security forces have raided a Jehovah's Witnesses service and arrested a Danish citizen in the latest move against the Christian group since Moscow banned it as an "extremist organisation".

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News video: The Russian Threat to Religious Freedom

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The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) recommended that Russia be added to the list of countries that violate religious freedom — and stressed the importance of this freedom..
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News video: Russia bans Jehovah’s witnesses

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Russia's Supreme Court has ruled Jehovah's Witnesses an extremist group. This will effectively shut the organisation down at the national and regional level, and the government will seize their assets.
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News video: Russia Bans Jehovah's Witnesses

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On Thursday Russia's Supreme Court ruled that Jehovah's Witnesses was an "extremist" organisation. Russian news agencies reported the church must hand over all its property to the state. A Russian..
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News video: Russian court bans Jehovah's Witnesses as 'extremist'

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Russia’s Supreme Court has banned Jehovah’s Witnesses, ruling that the group is an “extremist” organisation and ordering it to hand over all its property to the state. The authorities had..
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News video: Russian court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses as ‘extremist’

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Russia’s Supreme Court has banned Jehovah’s Witnesses, ruling that the group is an “extremist” organisation and ordering it to hand over all its property to the state. The authorities had..
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Religious Offence, Public Order, And The Law – Analysis

A recent public order court case in the UK raises important conceptual questions about the limits of freedom of speech and religion, especially when expressing religious views others may find..
Eurasia Review

Jehovah's Witnesses Ban in Russia Helps Protect Its Members’ Rights

RIA Nov.

Since ban, persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses is ‘worse than ever’

Since the Russian Supreme Court labeled Jehovah’s Witnesses an “extremist” group, vandals have targeted...
Deseret News

'We cannot rest' while Christians are being persecuted, advocates say

Washington D.C., May 17, 2017 / 07:41 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians around the world have been models of forgiveness amidst persecution, but Western Christians must support them, religious leaders..

Jehovah’s Witnesses subject to violence ahead of appeal

In the weeks since Russia’s Supreme Court upheld a ban on all its activities in the country, Jehovah’s Witnesses have been subjected to a wave of violence and intimidation with no protection from..
Raw Story

Religion-Nationalism Nexus In Today’s Russia: Are Roots Buried In Dostoevsky’s Novels? – Analysis

“Only one nation is ‘god-bearing,’ that’s the Russian people, and… and…. and can you think me such a fool, Stavrogin, he yelled frantically all at once, that I can’t distinguish whether..
Eurasia Review

Top N.Y.C. commercial real estate deals: Jehovah’s Witnesses' HQ

Clipper Realty officially closed its $87.5 million purchase of the 11-story Brooklyn Heights rental building at 107 Columbia Heights. On the sell-side was the Jehovah’s Witnesses. The deal is one of..

Vice President Pence to persecuted Christians: 'We stand with you'

Washington D.C., May 11, 2017 / 03:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday pledged his prayers and support for persecuted Christians around the globe, as well as members of other..

When Is A Religion ‘Extremist’?

In April, Russia’s Supreme Court labeled Jehovah’s Witnesses an extremist religious group. “It effectively means that holding their beliefs and manifesting them is tantamount to a criminal act in..
Huffington Post

Who are Jehovah’s Witnesses?

The Russian Supreme Court recently sanctioned Jehovah’s Witnesses as an extremist group. This ruling criminalizes Jehovah’s Witnesses who express their beliefs and allows the Russian government to..
Raw Story

Putin, Merkel Hold Tense Meeting

(EurActiv) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel, on a rare visit to Russia, said that Berlin and Moscow had to keep talking despite their disagreements, but those same differences overshadowed her talks..
Eurasia Review

Merkel, Meeting Putin, Raises Treatment of Gays and Jehovah’s Witnesses

Ukraine and Syria were other major themes in Ms. Merkel’s visit, her first to Russia since 2015.

Russian bishops’ official criticizes ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Russian Supreme Court has declared the Jehovah’s Witnesses an extremist organization and ordered the confiscation of its property—prompting criticism from the secretary-general of the Catholic..
Catholic Culture Also reported by •Catholic Herald

Atheist Blogger Faces Three And A Half Years In Prison For Playing 'Pokémon Go' In Russian Church

Russian blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky has been under house arrest since last summer, when he was taken into custody for playing “Pokémon Go” inside a historic Russian Orthodox church.  On Friday,..
Huffington Post

Jehovah's Witnesses as 'extremists': Court sharpens edges of Russia's religious space

A Supreme Court ruling puts the Jehovah's Witnesses at risk of property seizure and prison over the sect's proselytization and 'radical' beliefs. Even members of the powerful Russian Orthodox Church..
Christian Science Monitor

United States: Veteran Loser Perfect 10's Latest Ninth Circuit Defeat - Fenwick & West LLP

In the 1940s, Jehovah's Witnesses, tenaciously litigious in defense of free expression, generated a half-dozen Supreme Court decisions that came to define First Amendment rights in the 20th century.

Never tire of fighting for human rights, religious liberty advocate insists

Washington D.C., Apr 26, 2017 / 04:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid a rising tide of violence, imprisonment, and harassment on account of people’s religious beliefs, the United States cannot grow weary..

Jehovah’s Witnesses already feeling Russian ban impact

Russian authorities have already begun breaking up Jehovah’s Witnesses services and collecting members’ identities following a Supreme Court decision to uphold a ban on the religious organization,..
Raw Story

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