The activities of the “Jehovah’s Witnesses” in Russia suspended


RIA Novosti

The activities of the “Jehovah’s Witnesses” have been suspended in Russia. The reason the religious organization of extremist activities. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the Ministry of justice.

On 16 March the Ministry of justice asked the Supreme court to recognize the “administrative centre of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia” extremist organization. We are talking about the elimination of all 396 branches. The final decision banning the organization of the Supreme court on 5 April. The Chairman of the steering Committee of the organization in Russia, Vasily Kalin , saidthat the Agency “intends to close and to criminalize an entire religion”. In Russia there are about 175 thousand followers “Jehovah’s Witnesses”.