Another case of banned literature planted on Jehovah's Witnesses


SOVA Center for News and Analysis, 10 November 2016


In Dzerzhinsk, under the pretext of a fire inspection, siloviki and personnel of the Ministry of Emergency Situations seized extremist literature in the toilet of a Jehovah's Witnesses' building. Believers declare that the literature had been planted on them.


On 8 November 2016, in Dzerzhinsk of Nizhny Novgorod province, an inspector of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, a senior assistant city prosecutor, a squad of police, and several other persons arrived at the building of the Jehovah's Witnesses before the start of a worship service. The reason for their visit was a verification of compliance with the requirements of fire safety.


During the inspection, religious literature that is included in the Federal List of Extremist Materials was found in a toilet. The worship service was cancelled.


The believers declare that the literature that was discovered had been planted on them, since members of the religious organization take care that literature ruled to be extreme is not on their premises. (tr. by PDS, posted 11 November 2016)

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