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Jehovah’s Witnesses




SEPTEMBER 22, 2016

Experts Explain: Russia Uses Anti-Extremism Law as Ploy to Criminalize Jehovah’s Witnesses

This is Part 1 of a three-part series based on exclusive interviews with noted scholars of religion, politics, and sociology, as well as experts in Soviet and post-Soviet studies.

APRIL 7, 2016

Russian Authorities Move Toward Unprecedented Shutdown of Witnesses’ National Headquarters

An official warning letter from Russian authorities signals a potential ban on the Witnesses’ peaceful worship in Russia.

MARCH 30, 2016

Russia Targets Jehovah’s Witnesses With Anti-Extremist Legislation, Reports UN Human Rights Committee

The United Nations Human Rights Committee notes that Russian courts have used anti-extremist legislation to discriminate against Jehovah’s Witnesses.