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.
The ongoing relief efforts are scheduled to finish sometime in June 2017.
The Witnesses hosted the first of two open-house receptions to thank local residents and others who supported the construction of their recently built headquarters facility.
Jehovah’s Witnesses are involved in ongoing relief work to repair hundreds of homes following a devastating typhoon that struck the Philippines at the end of 2016.
Witness construction volunteers completed a large-scale relief project, repairing the homes of their fellow worshippers.
The Witnesses will appeal the ruling to liquidate the Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia.
Attorneys for Russia’s Ministry of Justice remained unable to specify a legal basis for liquidating the Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia.
Attorneys for the Ministry of Justice were unable to identify the specific legal basis for liquidating the Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia.
Four of Jehovah’s Witnesses presented key arguments against the claims by the Ministry of Justice.