Religious Freedom – Russia

 

December 2018 Update: Freedom of Religion or Belief in Russia

May 2018 Update: Freedom of Religion or Belief in Russia

The Office of David Anderson, MP has prepared an update on freedom of religion or belief in Russia. Click here to view the report

NEWS CLIPPINGS


Are Jehovah’s Witnesses Extremists?

By Ewelina U. Ochab | Forbes Are Jehovah’s Witnesses extremists? Russian courts certainly think so. On April 1, 2019, Sergey Skrynnikov, a practicing Jehovah’s Witness in Russia, became the second member of the religious group to be ... Full Article

Russia must stop persecuting Jehovah’s Witnesses

By The Washington Post More than 600 days have passed since Russian police in Orel, south of Moscow, arrested Dennis Christensen, a Danish national and self-employed carpenter and builder who was active in the local Jehovah’s Witnesses faith. ... Full Article

UPDATE: Freedom of Religion or Belief in Russia

MP David Anderson provides a December 2018 update on freedom of religion or belief in Russia: Last May, the US Mission to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) reported that “raids on homes and places of worship, ... Full Article

DONBAS: Donetsk: Jehovah’s Witnesses banned

By Felix Corley | Forum 18 The Supreme Court of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic banned Jehovah’s Witnesses on 26 September, a decision that cannot be challenged. Jehovah’s Witness activity “in any form” ... Full Article

Russia: Jehovah’s Witness Faces 10-Year Sentence

By Human Rights Watch (Moscow) – Russian authorities should drop the charges against a Jehovah’s Witness adherent for practicing his faith and release him immediately, Human Rights Watch said today. On April 3, 2018, a criminal court in Orel ... Full Article