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Jehovah's Witnesses were allowed to rehabilitate


Recognition of the religious organization "Jehovah's Witnesses" extremist can be reconsidered in case of the relevant decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), Interfax with reference to the chairman of the Supreme Court of Russia Vyacheslav Lebedev reports. He noted that iyegovist already went through all stages of the appeal including the Supreme Court of Russia. Materials on teme00:03 — on February 6 "Six years for anything! It is silly and mad" the Dane arrived to Russia and got to prison for a Christian sermon "The decision on the ban of the organization is made because she was engaged in activity which was prohibited by the law. Repeal the law, and nothing will be" — Lebedev specified. He emphasized that the decision on the ban is connected only with the banned activity of the organization, but not with their religious views. "Nobody pursues anybody for belief" — he added. On February 6 the Danish preacher Dennis Christensen was sentenced to six years of imprisonment for extremism. The court decided that the Dane knew the Russian legislation. The sentence was condemned in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark where Russia urged to respect freedom of worship and also in the UN. According to the High Commissioner of the organization for human rights Michelle Bachelet, the sentence pronounced to Christensen criminalizes the right to freedom of religion or beliefs for Jehovah's Witnesses in defiance of obligations of the state under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. In Russia where there are about 175 thousand followers of this religious doctrine, it was forbidden in April, 2017. "The film of day" is more than important news in Telegram channel. Subscribe! ***

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