FOUR NEW CASES OF VANDALISM AFTER SUPREME COURT DECISION AGAINST JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia, 5 May 2017
In the night of 22 April 2017 in the city of Gukovo (Rostov province), unidentified persons damaged the building and grounds in which Jehovah's Witnesses conducted worship services. They broke a mail box, threw mud on the door, and crushed a fence.
In the night of 30 April 2017 in the city of Achinsk (Krasnoyarsk territory), one of the local residents who is hostile to the Jehovah's Witnesses broke a window in the building where Jehovah's Witnesses conducted worship services. On the next day believers asked him to stop doing such hooligan actions. However the local resident responded angrily and said that he will not stop doing what he is doing.
In the night of 30 April 2017 in the city of Penza, unidentified malicious persons broke into the territory of the building where Jehovah's Witnesses conducted worship services. They broke off a wicket gate and hung it on the arch over the place where it was installed.
In the night of 2 May 2017 in Kaliningrad, unidentified persons broke a window with a rock in the building where a family of Jehovah's Witnesses live. At the time, a relative of the believers was in the house. When the glass was broken, he was in shock for several minutes. Believers report that he always had peaceful, good-neighborly relations in the area. The only reason for what happened is hatred, he thinks, which was evoked by the Supreme Court's decision on the liquidation of Jehovah's Witnesses and inflamed by the news media. (tr. by PDS, posted 9 May 2017)
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