Russia may ban Jehovah’s Witnesses
April 06, 2017
The Russian Supreme Court is considering a government request to ban the Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the nation’s justice ministry has suspended the group’s activities.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses were founded in Pittsburgh in the 1870s.
“The Russian government is claiming that the Jehovah’s Witnesses are an extremist group, but in fact it’s their move to ban them outright that appears to be extreme,” said Maina Kiai, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association.
- Russia court considers Jehovah's Witnesses ban (BBC)
- RUSSIA: Jehovah's Witness activity largely halted (Forum 18)
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