Every year, authorities imprison hundreds of young Witnesses as conscientious objectors. For the fifth time, the UN Human Rights Committee states that South Korea has no justification to do so.
Armed groups forcibly take Kingdom Halls in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Are these random acts of violence, or is it religious persecution?
Jehovah’s Witnesses who are enrolled in the program, their coworkers, and the program’s directors and supervisors comment on its success.
Prisoners in France who request a visit by a minister of Jehovah’s Witnesses now enjoy the same religious freedoms granted to prisoners professing other faiths.
Russian Federation Supreme Court Decision Sets Dangerous Precedent for Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia
The Court’s ruling jeopardizes the freedom of some 180,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia. Authorities may interpret it as a de facto ban on the Witnesses’ religious activity.
The Supreme Court’s decision jeopardizes the freedom of some 180,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia. Authorities may use the ruling as a basis for religious persecution against the Witnesses.
On December 11, 2014, the Court will hear the appeal of 16 Witnesses in Taganrog, Russia. They face criminal charges for so-called “extremist” activity.
On October 22, 2014, President Berdimuhamedov amnestied eight of Jehovah’s Witnesses who were imprisoned in Turkmenistan for practicing their faith.
Russian Federation Supreme Court to Resume Hearing on Liquidating the Samara Local Religious Organization
On November 12, 2014, the Supreme Court resumes its hearing about the liquidation of the local religious organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses (LRO) in Samara, Russia.
The celebrated precedent set by Bijoe Emmanuel v. State of Kerala, involving Jehovah’s Witnesses and the national anthem, has protected the human rights of all citizens in India.
On September 4, 2014, the Kyrgyz Republic supported its international commitment to promote human rights by legalizing the activity of Jehovah’s Witnesses throughout the country.
On October 7, 2014, the ECHR ruled in favor of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Republic of Georgia. Authorities were found guilty of violating the Witnesses’ religious freedom and other human rights.
Witnesses Appeal to the Russian Federation Supreme Court Over Liquidation of Their Legal Entity in Samara
The Supreme Court will hear the appeal of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Samara to reverse a ruling that liquidated their Local Religious Organization (LRO) and declared it extremist.
Three Witness men have been detained for 20 years without being formally charged. Dozens are in prison. Will Eritrea ever end religious persecution?