Legal Case of the Week: Three Jehovah’s Witnesses fined for organising and financing an ‘extremist organisation’

Week-ending 23 July 2021 On 19 July 2021 a court in Kirov in the Urals district fined three Jehovah's Witnesses for organising and financing an extremist group. The Russian Supreme…

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Legal Case of the Week: Two Jehovah’s Witnesses sentenced to long prison terms

Week-ending 2 July 2021 Source: RFE/RL On 30 June 2021 Blagoveshchensk City Court in Amur region sentenced two Jehovah's Witnesses, Dmitry Golik and Aleksei Berchuk, to prison terms of seven…

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Lev Ponomarev on the persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia: “The whole world sees this tragic absurdity”

10 June 2021 by Lev Ponomarev, human rights activist, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group - with a full translation of a letter from former prisoners of the Dachau concentration…

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Legal Case of the Week: Jehovah’s Witness sentenced to six years in prison in Krasnoyarsk region

Week-ending 18 June 2021 On 17 June a court in Krasnoyarsk region sentenced a Jehovah's Witness (unnamed in the reports) to six years in prison for organising the activities of…

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CSO of the Week: Six Jehovah’s Witnesses sentenced to terms of imprisonment

Week-ending 4 June 2021 This week five Jehovah's Witnesses were sentenced to real terms in prison, two were given suspended sentences and one was fined. A court in Krasnoyarsk sentenced…

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CSO of the Week: Two Jehovah’s Witnesses on trial in Kemerovo for belonging to ‘extremist’ organisation

Week-ending 16 April 2021 This week at the trial in Kemerovo of two Jehovah's Witnesses, Sergei Yavushkin and Aleksandr Bondarchuk, prosecutors asked for the defendants to be sentenced to terms…

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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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