The global community is watching the government’s response to the Committee’s call to fully implement the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Authorities are blocking the importation of Bibles and publications published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. What is the impact on the Witnesses and other Russian citizens?
A ruling in favor of Efigenia Semente, one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, protects basic human dignity and patient autonomy for all Namibians.
The Osh Regional Court affirmed that Oksana Koriakina and Nadezhda Sergienko were not guilty and ordered their immediate release from house arrest.
This is the second time in 14 months that he has been punished, even though Azerbaijan has no law against meeting for worship.
The decision opens the door to further religious persecution and criminal convictions of the Witnesses throughout Russia.
All 16 defendants were convicted of extremist activity. A dangerous precedent is now set for authorities to criminalize the peaceful religious activity of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia.