Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Jehovah’s Witnesses drag Russia to European Court

By News Express on 18/07/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 818


 Jehovah’s Witnesses said on Tuesday it would appeal a ban on its activities in Russia at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, saying it had exhausted all other legal channels.

It was speaking a day after Russia’s Supreme Court rejected the religious group’s appeal and upheld an April ruling which declared the organisation “extremist” and ordered it to disband in Russia.

“We plan to appeal this at the European Court of Human Rights as soon as we can,” Yaroslav Sivulskiy, a member of the European Association of Jehovah’s Christian Witnesses, said by phone.

“All legal avenues inside Russia have been exhausted.”

Sivulskiy said the Jehovah’s Witnesses strongly disagreed with the court’s ruling against it, but had no option but to comply.

Religious life in Russia is dominated by the Orthodox Church, which exerts considerable political influence and enjoys the support of President Vladimir Putin.

Some Orthodox scholars view Jehovah’s Witnesses as a ‘totalitarian sect’.

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

The group, a U.S.-based Christian denomination known for its door-to-door preaching and rejection of military service and blood transfusions, says this description is false.

It says it has 175,000 followers in Russia. (Reuters/NAN)

 

Source News Express

Posted 18/07/2017 9:18:06 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25 minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
Kwara to introduce new salary structure

Contributory pension fund hits N5 trillion

Tribunal verdict has given me greater impetus to...

Dwindling revenue has taught us a lesson —Aregbesola...

Nigeria to showcase maritime potentials in Norway

El-Rufai tasks Police, INEC over violence-free polls

Court denies Nnamdi Kanu, 3 other Biafra activists...

Anambra renames Women Development Centre after late Dora...

Suicide bombers hit Niger; leave ‘several’ dead

INISDER UNMASKS AMAECHI. Is the Rivers State Governor...

Obiano’s tribunal victory: When the lines fall in...

Bomb explosion rocks Abia PPA Secretariat •Chairman fingers...

 

Latest News Gunmen abduct, gang-rape 5 activists at gunpoint UPDATE: DSS Operatives storm Senator Abaribe's Abuja home 9 Shiite members in police net over killing of policeman Judge’s withdrawal stalls Innoson’s arraignment 2 siblings docked over alleged kidnap of 3-year-old boy Police lied; we didn’t attack anyone — Islamic Movement of Nigeria 14 docked for cultism, arms possession in Ogun Oyo Govt seals 50 companies over non-payment of tax Court refuses to order forfeiture of funds in accounts without BVN Don’t allow politicians to use you, CJN advises judges Buhari salutes Super Eagles over their victory against Iceland, urges them to defeat Argentina Atiku visits PDP Secretariat, reiterate commitment towards a better Nigeria

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (352,645 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (352,244 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (280,606 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (230,366 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (209,243 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (209,068 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (182,033 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (164,181 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (154,046 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (148,818 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (144,019 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (135,801 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (50) Business & Economy (3,263) Business Verdict (44) Columnists (871) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (505) Features (607) Global Business Monitor (284) International (2,047) Interview (155) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (124) News (36,411) Opinion (1,005) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,304) Religion (772) Sports (1,557) Stock Watch (30) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Argentina vs Croatia Goals

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement