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JULY 14, 2016

Court to Hear Witnesses’ Appeal Against Threat to Close Headquarters in Russia

The Tver District Court of Moscow accepted the Witnesses’ appeal against the Prosecutor General’s warning letter threatening to liquidate their national office. The court will hear the case on July 18, 2016, to decide whether the warning is lawful.

In a separate action against Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia, deputies of the Regional Assembly in Arkhangelsk filed a claim addressed to Aleksandr Konovalov, the Minister of Justice. The claim demands that the federal government adopt legislation to ban the religious activity of the Witnesses and all their legal entities throughout the country.