Legal Case of the Week: Jehovah’s Witness in Crimea sentenced to six and a half years in prison

Week-ending 2 April 2021 This week a court in Crimea, annexed by Russia, jailed Viktor Stashevsky, a Jehovah's Witness, for six and a half years for organising the activities of…

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Legal Case of the Week: Two Jehovah’s Witnesses sentenced to terms in prison for their faith.

Week-ending 26 February 2021 On 24 February 2021 a court in Abakan, Khakassia, sentenced two Jehovah's Witnesses to prison terms on account of their faith. Roman Baranovsky was sentenced to…

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Person of the Week: Aleksandr Ivshin, a Jehovah’s Witness, sentenced to 7.5 years in prison for his faith

Week-ending 12 February 2021 Photo of Aleksandr Ivshin: Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia On 10 February Aleksandr Ivshin (pictured, left), a 63-year-old Jehovah's Witness, was sentenced to seven and a half…

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Lev Ponomarev on the prosecutions of Jehovah’s Witnesses: Onwards to the Evil Empire!

24 November 2020 By Lev Ponomarev, chair of the NGO For Human Rights and member of the Moscow Helsinki Group Source: Moscow Helsinki Group [original source: Эхо Москвы] 24 November 2020,…

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Legal Case of the Week. In Omsk, four Jehovah’s Witnesses convicted for their faith

Week-ending 4 December 2020 Pictured: Sergei Polyakov, Anastasia Polyakova, Dinara Diusekeeva and Gaukhar Bektemirova. Photo: Website of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia A court in Omsk convicted four Jehovah's Witnesses on…

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CSO of the Week: Jehovah’s Witnesses arrested, their properties searched, in 20 Russian regions

Week-ending 27 November 2020 This week the Investigative Committee arrested several Jehovah's Witnesses and conducted searches of their properties in more than 20 regions of Russia. A member of the…

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Legal Case of the Week: Six Jehovah’s Witnesses convicted of belonging to an extremist organisation and given suspended sentences

Week-ending 9 October 2020 On 8 October 2020 in the city of Ulyanovsk six Jehovah's Witnesses were given suspended sentences ranging from two and a half to four years, with…

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Legal Case of the Week: Two Jehovah’s Witnesses sentenced to four years in prison

Week-ending 4 September 2020 On Wednesday, 2 September 2020, a court in Russia's Siberian city of Kemerovo sentenced two Jehovah's Witnesses to four years in prison each, RFE/RL reported. Sergei Britvin…

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Legal Case of the Week: Prosecutors object to parole for Jehovah’s Witness Dennis Christensen

Week-ending 3 July 2020 Dennis Christensen (behind the windows) talks with his interpreter at the Zheleznodorzhy District Court in Oryol, January 28, 2019 © 2019 Human Rights Watch Prosecutors in Russia…

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