Staunton, September 20 – As of last week, there was only one Jehovah’s Witness in a Russian prison; and he is a Danish subject whose case is currently being reviewed by the European Court for Human Rights. But yesterday, a Saratov court sentenced six Russian witnesses to prison camps for terms of two to three years.
The six were charged with “participating in organization of an extremist group,” Russian legalese in this case referring to private religious services. Prosecutors sought even harsher sentences than the court handed out (jw-russia.org/news/19091922-1149.html, credo.press/226660/https://graniru.org/tags/jw/m.277474.html
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