Category Archives: Jehovah’s Witnesses

Condemn Russia’s Jehovah’s Witnesses Ban

Statement for the OSCE – Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting (SHDM) I: Freedom of Religion or Belief 22-23 June 2017, Vienna Condemn Russia’s Jehovah’s Witnesses Ban By the Forum for Religious Freedom-Europe and Human Rights Without Frontiers Vienna, 23 June 2017 – … Continue reading

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RUSSIA: Statements on the recent Jehovah’s Witness Ban

On Video: Experts React to Threat of Ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia On April 5, 2017, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation is expected to rule on whether to liquidate and ban the activity of all legal entities used by … Continue reading

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RUSSIA: Press Release by FOREF and HRWF

Jehovah’s Witnesses Banned in Russia Human Rights Organizations appeal to Russia’s Supreme Court and Presidential Administration. VIENNA/BRUSSELS, 10. 5. 2017 (FOREF – Europe/HRWF) – The Forum for Religious Freedom – Europe (FOREF) and Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF) urge the … Continue reading

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RUSSIA The Russian government confirms condemnation of Jehovah’s Witnesses

The Ministry of Justice confirmed Supreme Court decisions. Trials pending in several Russian cities to outlaw faithful branded as “religious extremists”. New Year, Molotov cocktails against a Kingdom Hall near Volgograd. AsiaNews (11.01.2009) / HRWF (20.01.2010) – Website: http://www.hrwf.net – … Continue reading

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RUSSIA: Altai court condemns Jehovah’s Witnesses for “extremism”

THE INSTITUTE on Religion and Public Policy Some of the groups publications are blamed for inciting religious confrontation. Jehovah’s Witnesses respond saying the texts in question are distributed in 200 countries around the world. The Altai court ruling is like … Continue reading

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