Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

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.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Holding bishops accountable: the next steps 1 hours ago
The real story behind the French ambassador's nomination to the Holy See 4 hours ago
A joyful noise unto the Lord: Goal met! 22 hours ago
De Lubac’s notes on the Second Vatican Council, section 3 May 26
Urgent! We need extra financial support between now and May 24th. May 22

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days