Organizers and participants of Jehovah’s Witnesses detained in Moscow – RT in Russian

A number of organizers and participants of the Jehovah’s Witnesses * religious movement, banned in Russia, were detained in Moscow, and a criminal case on extremism was opened. This was reported by the press service of the capital’s SU IC

how celebrated, the basis for initiating a case was the materials on the organization of the cell’s activities in the capital.

According to the investigation, the work of the unit has been conducted since September 2017 in the north of Moscow. Conspiratory gatherings were held in an apartment on Dybenko Street, and online meetings were also held.

Searches are going on at 16 addresses of residence of the organization’s participants, the department informed.

In November 2020, it was reported that the Presnensky court had placed one of the organizers of Jehovah’s Witnesses under house arrest.

* The Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia (Jehovah’s Witnesses) is a religious association recognized as extremist and banned in Russia (decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation dated April 20, 2017, an appeal ruling by the Board of Appeals of the RF Supreme Court dated July 17, 2017).


Source: RT на русском by russian.rt.com.

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