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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Experts Object to Russia’s Banning of JW.ORG

Experts Object to Russia’s Banning of JW.ORG

“I think the website is necessary because it contains objective information directly from Jehovah’s Witnesses.”—Yekaterina Elbakyan, Professor, Academy of Labor and Social Relations, Moscow

“Twenty-first century Russia has a constitution that guarantees freedom of religion and equality of religious associations before the law. However, as in the 19th century, Russia is again restricting the freedom of sharing one’s religious views by confiscating literature and banning websites. And this is all being done by judges and experts who apply unlawful regulations under the guise of counteracting extremism.”
—Legal expert at the Human Rights Institute in Moscow, Lev Levinson

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