Jehovah’s Witnesses Banned In Russia After Supreme Court Ruled Sect As Religious Extremists

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April 20, 2017 – Jehovah’s Witnesses Banned In Russia After Supreme Court Ruled Christian Sect As Religious Extremists

The Jehovah’s Witnesses group has been banned in Russia.

The ban became effective today after a Supreme Court of Justice in Russia ruled that the group members are religious extremists capable of causing religious war and unrest in the country.

All the 395 chapters of the religious group have been abolished as the organization has been ordered to turn over all its assets into Russian government.

The group is planning to appeal the decision.

According to JW spokesperson, the group will take the case to the European Court of Human Rights.

The new ban was enforced after critics raised alarm at the fast rate at which the religious body was growing in Russia.

Many have been forced to abandon their faith for the sect-like group.

8 thoughts on “Jehovah’s Witnesses Banned In Russia After Supreme Court Ruled Sect As Religious Extremists

  1. RUSSIA as an ex communist nation still have their dictatorial tendencies when u attack or voice out concerns against the ruling govt. will they even accept european court ruling assuming if JW wins..see wahala

  2. A big thanks to you @iron bar. Their are certain things that are an inherent right of every mankind that should be respected by any nation’s authority such as the right to live,the right to freedom of expression and the right to freedom of association and of worship regardless of which ever religion it is. Russia banning jehovah’s witnesses and labelling it an extremist organisation is nothing but a total violation of their right. It is against international norm to liquidate a religion simply because they teach what is contrary or what is popularly taught in other religion. Jehovah’s witnesses as I know them to be are peaceful set of people that doesn’t bear any arm unlike some specific set of religion that spills the blood of people on a daily basis. Jehovah’s witnesses are always busy preaching from house to house using the bible. It would not be compatible to label such people an extremist organisation. That is completely insane! Disbanding this set of religion actually demonstrates a sign of political repression and a grave human right violation that is deeply entrenched in Russia. I will urge the entire christian association in Russia to appeal this ruling. If they don’t,very soon any other Christian denomination might be the next to be liquidated or disbanded by the oppressive Russian Government.

  3. it is a pitiable disma pisma a religious ebola, that the governmental authorities of russia would allow themselves to be misled by the devils crafty acts which has led them to band jehovahs witnesses,whatever it is which i know jealousy is the alpha of this descisions. Jehovahs witnesses of russia should jst continue to be prayerful and leave the matter in jehovahs hands. bearing in mind jehovahs words. ”i will by no means leave you nor by any means forsake you”.

  4. it is a pitiable disma pisma a religious ebola, that the governmental authorities of russia would allow themselves to be misled by the devils crafty acts which has led them to band jehovahs witnesses,whatever it is which i know jealousy is the alpha of this descisions. Jehovahs witnesses of russia should jst continue to be prayerful and leave the matter in jehovahs hands. bearing in mind jehovahs words. ”i will by no means leave you nor by any means forsake you”.

  5. Pearl,
    You are just simply naive and dumb! Get to know who Jehovah’s Witnesses are!Jehovah will lift the ban in His own time.True Christians will face persecution just as Christ and the 1st and 2nd centuries christians did. Jehovah’s Witnesses are not the corrupt set of so called christians that has filled Naija.

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