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17 June 2016

posted 17 Jun 2016, 00:30 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 17 Jun 2016, 00:30 ]
Russian Supreme Court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses branch in Stary Oskol

MOSCOW, June 16 (RAPSI) – The Supreme Court of Russia on Thursday declared “The Jehovah’s Witnesses of Stary Oskol” in Belgorod Region an extremist organization and ruled to liquidate it, RAPSI learned in the courtroom. Previous ruling to liquidate organization, issued by the Belgorod Regional court on February 10, was found legal. The ruling came into force today. Representatives of the organization claimed that its liquidation is a disproportionate measure that is cruel to believers. An appeal also mentioned refusal to consider motions filed by the organization. [...]
Source: RAPSI [16 June 2016]