Officials in Russia Honor Jehovah’s Witnesses, Including Jailed Danish Citizen, for Outstanding Community Service
Officials in the Russian city of Oryol thanked a group of Jehovah’s Witnesses for their community service. The group included Dennis Christensen, who was recently arrested for attending a peaceful religious gathering.
Video aired on a Russian news outlet shows armed police officers and Federal Security Service agents raiding a religious service of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Oryol, Russia.
On May 25, 2017, armed police and Federal Security Service (FSB) agents raided a religious service of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Oryol, Russia.
The students were expelled from school for refusing to sing the national anthem. School administrators have allowed them to return to school.
During a ceremony at the Kremlin, President Vladimir Putin awarded the Order of “Parental Glory” to Valeriy and Tatiana Novik, Jehovah’s Witnesses from Karelia.
Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia have been victims of aggressive religious discrimination by both Russian authorities and vandals.
Highlights include higher attendance than the previous week’s event and feedback from neighbors on the completed complex.
The residence building housed members of Jehovah’s Witnesses’ world headquarters staff for more than 50 years.
Teymur Akhmedov, husband and father of three sons, was sentenced to a five-year prison term for performing his peaceful Bible education work.