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FRANCE

France Returns Funds Collected Illegally From Jehovah’s Witnesses

After a 14-year legal battle, on December 11, 2012, the government of France repaid to Jehovah’s Witnesses funds totaling 6,373,987.31 euros.

ARMENIA

Armenia Ordered to Pay Damages to 17 Jehovah’s Witnesses

On November 27, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the government of Armenia must pay 112,000 euros ($145,226) in damages and legal fees to 17 conscientious objectors for human rights violations.

SOUTH KOREA

Jehovah’s Witnesses Commemorate 100 Years in Korea

SEOUL, Korea—November 2012 is a special month for the more than 100,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses in South Korea, as they are recognizing their 100th anniversary in the country.

UNITED STATES

Hurricane Sandy Strikes East Coast of the United States

NEW YORK—On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy brought devastation to many areas along the East Coast of the United States.

AUSTRIA

Austria Ordered to Compensate Jehovah’s Witnesses for Discrimination

On September 25, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the government of Austria was guilty of discrimination against Jehovah’s Witnesses.

UNITED STATES

Video Clip: Jehovah’s Witnesses in Manhattan

A group of Jehovah’s Witnesses have set up multilingual displays of Bible literature in Manhattan, New York. What has been the public reaction?

JAPAN

Japan—Rebuilding Lives One Year Later!

Jehovah’s Witnesses continue to provide practical help to earthquake and tsunami survivors.