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Jehovah’s Witnesses Banned In Russia — Supreme Court Declares Group ‘Extremists’

On Thursday, after six days of hearing, Russia’s Supreme Court issued a ruling banning all activities of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in the country and ordered that all the assets of the organization be liquidated. The ban came after the country’s ministry of justice declared the group an “extremist organization,” suspended its headquarters in St. Petersburg and called on the Supreme Court to uphold its claim that the activities of the sect violated the country’s law on religious extremism.
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