SAMARA PROVINCIAL COURT LEAVES DECISION OF PROSECUTOR OF CHAPAEVSK WARNING JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES UNCHANGED
Prosecutor's Office of Samara province, 26 May 2016
The prosecutor's office of Chapaevsk in Samara province conducted a verification of observance of legislation on combating extremist activity.
During the verification, the fact of distribution by adherents of the organization of Jehovah's Witnesses in the city of Chapaevsk of books ruled by a court to be extremist and included in the Federal List of Extremist Materials was established.
Because of this, the prosecutor of the city issued a warning to the religious organization about the impermissibility of extremist activity.
The chairman of the committee of the local religious organization of Jehovah's Witnesses sent a civil petition to the Chapaevsk city court and then to the Samara provincial court asking that the prosecutor's office's warning about the impermissibility of extremist activity be found to be illegal.
By decision of the Chapaevsk city court of 10 March 2016 and the appellate ruling of the Samara provincial court of 20 May 2016, the judicial requests of the local religious organization of Jehovah's Witnesses in the city of Chapaevsk were left without satisfaction. (tr. by PDS, posted 31 May 2016)
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