Russia Bans Jehovah’s Witnesses From Their Country

Russia bans Jehovah's witnesses form the country

Russia’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Jehovah’s Witnesses was an “extremist” organization and must hand over all its property to the state, Russian news agencies reported.

Interfax news agency quoted Sergei Cherepanov, a Jehovah’s Witnesses representative, as saying that the group will appeal the decision in the European Court of Human Rights. “We will do everything possible,” he said.

Russian authorities have put several of the group’s publications on a list of banned extremist literature and prosecutors have long cast it as an organization that destroys families, fosters hatred and threatens lives.

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