Rachel Denber [Human Rights Watch]: "Russia should do right by its national and international obligations to respect freedom of religion"

posted 2 Jul 2018, 05:15 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 2 Jul 2018, 05:19 ]



“The Jehovah’s Witnesses are simply peacefully exercising their right to freedom of religion. The Jehovah’s Witness faith is not an extremist organization, and authorities should stop this religious persecution of its worshipers now. Russia should do right by its national and international obligations to respect freedom of religion. Russian leadership should make sure that law enforcement is honoring and protecting that right, not trampling on it.”

Rachel Denber, deputy Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch


Source: 'Russia: Sweeping Arrests of Jehovah’s Witnesses,' Human Rights Watch, 28 June 2018

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