Russia’s Supreme Court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Russia’s Supreme Court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses

Post21 Apr 2017

Russia’s Supreme Court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses as extremist organization and liquidates it, could the Brahma Kumaris - often called the "Jehovah’s Witnesses of India" due to their (multiple failed) End of the World predictions fixation and door knocking tendencies - be next?
"In the period of 2009 through to 2016, ninety-five materials that Jehovah’s Witnesses brought into and circulated in Russia were found to have an extremist nature," the report said. "As many as eight local cells of the organization were recognized to be extremist ones, banned and disbanded since 2009."
In most cases the ban was triggered by claims in the literature of the superiority over other religions ... Anyone found with large quantities of Jehovah’s Witnesses’ banned materials can be held responsible for the misdemeanor offense of distributing “extremist” materials.

Can someone drop a line to the Kremlin? Wait until they read the Sakar Murlis ... or does Russia receive especially whitewashed ones for their use only? "Brahma Kumaris god spirit to inspire nuclear war between Russia and America".
Russia’s Supreme Court has declared Jehovah’s Witnesses as an extremist organization and outlawed its activity in the whole territory of Russia, thereby sustaining the Justice Ministry’s demands.

The court declared the immediate abolition of all 395 local chapters of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia and turned the organization’s assets into state property.

Judge Yuri Ivanchenko read out only the resolutive part of the decision. The full text of the ruling will be handed to the parties within five days.

Jehovah’s Witnesses has said it would appeal the decision. The organization’s spokesman said if the appellate panel of Supreme Court judges upheld Thursday’s verdict, the case would be taken to the European Court of Human Rights.
The Supreme Court’s ruling has not taken effect yet. If the organization appeals it, the ruling will come into force as of the moment the appellate court pronounces its opinion or in 30 days’ time.

Gist of the case

In its lawsuit the Justice Ministry mentioned various violations, exposed by a snap check of the organization’s activities, including those of the federal law on resistance to extremist activities. The Justice Ministry called for declaring the organization and its 395 local chapters as extremist, banning them and confiscating their properties.

A court in Moscow on October 12, 2016 warned Jehovah’s Witnesses over what it ruled was extremism. Under Russian legislation the religious organization in question is to be closed down if it fails to eliminate the exposed violations within the required deadline or if new evidence of its extremist activities comes to light. The Moscow City Court on January 16, 2017 upheld the warning over extremism handed to Jehovah’s Witnesses.
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Re: Russia’s Supreme Court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses

Post21 Apr 2017

"In most cases the ban was triggered by claims in the literature of the superiority over other religions ...

There goes most of the world’s religions! I suppose the word ”superiority” will be what’s up for debate.
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There seems to be a gradual movement against that element of religions. I am reading of ex-Muslim "apostates" taking umbrage at Islam's claim on it. I have to think "chosen-ness" is an embarassment to modern, liberal Jews.

Christianity's still a little stuck as "the only way is through Jesus" ... but if they were all made to strip that element out, the world would be a better place.

The BKs are somewhere rare, being a supremacist Hindu cult, although highly skilled at misrepresenting their real beliefs to authority and the general public.

What them squeal if the Russian state comes to confiscate their properties! (They fought in court against one ex-donor of an apartment in Russia after the donor sobered up and left BKism).

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