Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Members of Jehovah’s Witnesses wait in a court room in Moscow, Russia. Russia’s Supreme Court has banned the Jehovah’s Witnesses from operating in the country, accepting a request from the justice ministry that the religious organisation be considered an extremist group, ordering closure of the group’s Russia headquarters and its 395 local chapters, as well as the seizure of its property.

Supreme Court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia

MOSCOW — Russia’s Supreme Court on Thursday banned Jehovah’s Witnesses from operating anywhere in the country, accepting a request from the justice ministry that the religious organization be considered an extremist group.


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