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Legal Developments and Human Rights

RUSSIA

Russian Appellate Court Refuses to Ban JW.ORG

The Tver Regional Court in Russia reversed a lower court decision to ban jw.org, the official website of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

SOUTH KOREA

South Korea Separates Hundreds of Conscientious Objectors From Criminals

South Korea has provided a measure of relief to hundreds of Jehovah’s Witnesses who are imprisoned for conscientious objection to military service.

ARMENIA

Armenia Offers Alternative Civilian Service to Conscientious Objectors

Armenia appears to have recognized the rights of those who conscientiously object to military service. Alternative civilian service has been granted to several Jehovah’s Witnesses.

SOUTH KOREA

Injustice in South Korea Causes International Outcry

A new brochure, published by Jehovah’s Witnesses, highlights the unjust imprisonment of hundreds of conscientious objectors to military service.

TURKEY

UN Says Turkey Must Respect Conscience of Its Citizens

Read about a landmark UN ruling that affords Turkish citizens the right to conscientiously refuse military service.

RUSSIA

Court Decides, “We Are Not Living in 1937”

A district court judge in Russia overturned the decision of a lower court.

UKRAINE

Justice Prevails in Ukraine

The Ukraine Supreme Court suppressed an illegal attempt to seize property that rightfully belonged to Jehovah’s Witnesses.