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LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Ukraine

DECEMBER 13, 2016

Interference With Worship Continues in Eastern Regions of Ukraine

Armed groups continue to forcibly take Kingdom Halls. Despite the challenges, the Witnesses persist in meeting together for worship with fellow believers.

AUGUST 28, 2015

High Court of Ukraine Upholds Right to Conscientious Objection During Military Mobilization

The courts of Ukraine recognize that conscientious objection to military service is a fundamental human right that merits protection even during military mobilization.

JULY 10, 2015

Targeted for Religious Beliefs in Eastern Ukraine

Armed groups have abducted and tortured 26 of Jehovah’s Witnesses because they do not adhere to Orthodox beliefs and they remain politically neutral. The Witnesses have refused to compromise.