Russian Supreme Court Has Banned Prosecuting Jehovah’s Witnesses for Group Prayer

Russian Supreme Court Has Banned Prosecuting Jehovah’s Witnesses for Group Prayer

The ruling may put an end to the law enforcement practice of jailing believers for praying together.

Russia outlawed the nonconformist Christian denomination as “extremist” in 2017 and has since subjected thousands of worshippers to police raids, harassment and up to eight years of imprisonment. 

This could also affect the 152 convictions that have not yet entered into force or are being appealed, according to the Watchtower.

Learn more via the MoscowTimes.com article, “Russia’s Top Court Bans Prosecuting Jehovah’s Witnesses for Group Prayer”.

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