Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234
Results 31 to 36 of 36
Thanks Tree33Thanks

Thread: Jehovah's Witnesses persecuted in Russia

  1. #31
    The Un-Holy One The Man's Avatar
    Joined
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    33,786
    Thanks
    19347

    From
    Toronto

  2. #32

  3. #33
    The Un-Holy One The Man's Avatar
    Joined
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    33,786
    Thanks
    19347

    From
    Toronto

  4. #34
    The Un-Holy One The Man's Avatar
    Joined
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    33,786
    Thanks
    19347

    From
    Toronto

  5. #35
    The Un-Holy One The Man's Avatar
    Joined
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    33,786
    Thanks
    19347

    From
    Toronto

    Sonya Khubaeva

    TBILISI, DFWatch–The supreme court in the breakaway South Ossetia has ruled that Jehovah’s Witnesses is an extremist organization and banned its activities.

    When the ruling comes into force in a few days, Jehovah’s Witnesses members will face up to 10 years in jail for any religious activities such as assembly and distributing literature.

    According to Sonya Khubaeva, the de facto government’s commissioner for religious issues, the number of Jehovah’s Witnesses in South Ossetia has exceeded one thousand, or about 2% of the population. The people who spread this religion in South Ossetia have been sent from Georgia, Khubaeva adds.

    The prosecutor general in the de facto republic Uruzmag Jagayev launched court proceedings against Jehovah’s Witnesses in July 2017, blaming them of “propagating extremist ideas and extremist literature”. At the same time, police searched the houses and office of the organization and seized religious literature.

    “If the ruling is be appealed, it will enter into force in 10 days,” de facto Justice Minister Zalina Lalieva told Sputnik-Ossetia. “I think they will go underground but their activities will be supervised by the relevant authorities.”

    In April, Jehovah’s Witnesses was recognized as extremists by the Supreme Court of Russia, which prohibited their activities. In September, various religious groups filed a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights (ICHR) in Strasbourg, which is currently reviewing their case.
    South Ossetia declares Jehovah's Witnesses "extremists" | Minorities | Democracy & Freedom Watch

    SO bringing their policy in line with Moscow's. That's all this is.

    Russia continues to gradually expand its control over South Ossetia and my own old homeland, Abkhazia.

    Now, for example, Russian citizens living in Abkhazia will have access to Russian health insurance, with money from Russia's budget: Abkhazia ratifies agreement with Russia on medical insurance of Russian citizens permanently residing in the region - News Agency InterpressNews

    And vast majority of Abkhazia's 250,000 people today carry Russian passports, btw.

  6. #36
    Senior Member Loki's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    9,997
    Thanks
    3729

    From
    East coast USA
    Religion began as a way to wield power. It became corrupted as soon as it had it. Clever ones annointed themselves to monarchy
    Thanks from The Man

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234

Similar Threads

  1. Jehovah Witnesses
    By PACE in forum Philosophy and Religion
    Replies: 71
    Last Post: 31st October 2015, 04:57 AM
  2. Jehovah's Witnesses declared extremists in Russia
    By The Man in forum Current Events
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 6th March 2015, 01:39 PM
  3. Jehovah's Witnesses: evil sect or victims of persecution?
    By The Man in forum Philosophy and Religion
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 27th September 2012, 07:07 AM
  4. Replies: 15
    Last Post: 24th September 2012, 04:43 PM
  5. Christians ARE being persecuted.
    By sid2112 in forum Political Discussion
    Replies: 205
    Last Post: 18th June 2009, 10:42 AM

Search tags for this page

Click on a term to search for related topics.

Tags for this Thread


Facebook Twitter RSS Feed