European Court overturns Moscow ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses
Catholic World News - June 15, 2010
The European Court of Human Rights ruled unanimously on June 10 that a 2004 Russian court decision banning the Jehovah’s Witnesses was illegal. In its decision, the court recalled that “freedom of thought, conscience and religion [is] one of the foundations of a democratic society” and ordered the Russian government to pay the Jehovah’s Witnesses 20,000 euros in damages and 50,000 euros for expenses.
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