Legal Case of the Week: Two Jehovah’s Witnesses charged with extremism

Week-ending 7 February 2020

2 Russian Jehovah’s Witnesses Charged With ‘Extremism’ 

Two Jehovah’s Witnesses in northern Russia have been charged with extremism, law enforcement authorities said Thursday amid the crackdown on the Christian denomination that Russia banned in 2017. At least 14 people were detained in the town of Pechora during Tuesday’s raids across 10 addresses, the news website reported. It named Gennady Skutelts, 43, and Gennady Polyakevich, 60, among the four people held in detention for more than 24 hours. The Moscow Times, 31 January 2020 

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