MOSCOW'S TVER COURT SCHEDULES REVIEW OF APPEAL AGAINST WARNING OF RUSSIAN PROSECUTOR GENERAL TO ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES IN RUSSIA
Portal-credo.ru, 8 July 2016
Consideration of a petition to find a "Warning regarding impermissibility of conducting extremist activity" issued by a deputy prosecutor general of Russia to the Administrative Center of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia to be illegal will begin on 18 July in the Tver district court of the city of Moscow. The case will be heard by Judge Maria Moskalenko, the press service of the Administrative Center reports.
In its official warning, the office of the prosecutor general of the Russian federation threatens to liquidate the Administrative Center of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia for so-called "extremist activity." However the Administrative Center notes that the warning by the office of the prosecutor general is based on an incorrect application of the federal law "On combating extremist activity." The warning abounds in legal contradictions, which make it illogical and invalid.
"Jehovah's Witnesses never have engaged in
activity," said Vasily Kalin, the head of the Administrative
Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia. "The warning should be rescinded.
that the court will restore justice." (tr. by PDS, posted 11 July
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