Legal Case of the Week: Jehovah’s Witness given six-year suspended prison sentence

Week-ending 24 January 2020

Jehovah’s Witness In Russia’s Far East Gets Suspended Six-Year Prison Sentence
The Jehovah’s Witnesses say a court in Russia’s Far East has handed a suspended six-year prison sentence to one of its members amid what activists call an escalating campaign of persecution of the religious group. Judge Natalia Derevyagina of Nadezhdinsky District Court in the region of Primorye on January 21 found Grigory Bubnov guilty of “organizing the activities of a banned group” and handed down the sentence on the same day. RFE/RL, 21 January 2020

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