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Jehovah's Witnesses banned in Russia

20th April 2017

 

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The Jehovah's Witnesses group has been banned from activities across Russia after the country's highest court declared it was an "extremist organisation".

The decision to seize the group's assets and close down its St Petersburg head office followed a request from the ministry of justice, which claimed it had found signs of "extremist activity" within the organisation.

Justice minister Svetlana Borisova said: "They represent a threat to the rights of people, public order and public safety."


Russell Hope | Read the full article at Sky News

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