JULY 4, 2014
The criminal trial of 16 of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Taganrog, Russia—now in its 14th month—continues into July 2014. During the proceedings, the court examined over 60 volumes of “evidence” that mostly consisted of recordings of religious services, prayers, and Bible readings—the same religious services that Jehovah’s Witnesses hold worldwide.
The right to freedom of worship for the accused and for the 800 other Witnesses in Taganrog is at stake. All 16 Witnesses have testified that they will not renounce their faith and will continue their worship as Jehovah’s Witnesses regardless of the outcome of the decision.
The video features some of the accused and their attorneys in their struggle to preserve the cherished freedom of the accused to worship despite unjust criminal prosecution.