Jehovah’s Witnesses Sentenced In Russia

Jehovah’s Witnesses Sentenced In Russia. A regional court in Saratov, Russia, has sentenced six Jehovah’s Witnesses on Thursday.

A regional court in Saratov, Russia, has sentenced six Jehovah’s Witnesses on Thursday. A spokesperson, Olga Pirueva, for the court says six people are sentenced for about three and a half years. The suspects were found guilty for radicalism.

“…they were convicted…Punishments ranged from three years and six months down to two years,” says Olga Pirueva to Reauters. The six guys were declared guilty for the acts of a radical organisation. The six men were apprehended on intuitions that they were forming, operating within and funding a radical organisation.

According to a statement by Jehova’s Witnesses, legal representatives of the Jehovah’s Witnesses aim to reconsider what they believe are ridiculous judgements. The Moscow Times reports that the country out casted the organisation. This allegedly led to making it illegal for the followers to gather and deliver literature. Tweeps commented on the Russian court’s actions. One tweep says, “As a atheist, I do believe in freedom of religion. The Russians are wrong here. I would not jail them…” One tweep says, “Russia hatred on Jehovah’s Witnesses is like the Nazis on Jews. They will not win, just like the Nazi’s.”

by Alexandra Ramaite

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