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SOUTH KOREA

Gallup Poll Reveals Shift in Perception of Conscientious Objection in South Korea

An increasing number of South Koreans now favor offering alternative service to those who conscientiously object to military conscription.

RUSSIA

Russian Officials Seek to Ban JW.ORG

The Tsentralniy District Court of the city of Tver ruled to ban jw.org throughout the Russian Federation. Jehovah’s Witnesses appeal this decision.

ARMENIA

Armenia Releases Conscientious Objectors

How did a historic legal case culminate in the release of these Witnesses?

KYRGYZSTAN

Kyrgyzstan Court Rules in Favor of Conscientious Objectors

The ruling to amend a 2009 law will allow Jehovah’s Witnesses to perform genuine alternative civilian service.

ARMENIA

Armenia Releases All Imprisoned Jehovah’s Witnesses

For the first time since 1993, there are no Jehovah’s Witnesses imprisoned in Armenia for their conscientious objection to military service.

PHILIPPINES

Super Typhoon Haiyan Pummels Central Philippines

The devastating storm caused extensive loss of life and property. Jehovah’s Witnesses are cooperating with local authorities to provide needed assistance to those affected.