ATTORNEYS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES IN RUSSIA DESCRIBE THEIR PLANS BECAUSE OF THE SUPREME COURT'S DECISION ABOUT THEIR LIQUIDATION
Portal-Credo.Ru, 20 April 2017
"Truth is on our side. We will appeal." This was the first comment of the deputy to the chairman of the Administrative Center of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia, Sergei Cherepanov, after the announcement in the evening of 20 April of the decision of the Supreme Court of the RF for the liquidation of Jehovah's Witnesses (JW) organizations and the ruling of them as "extremist" and confiscating their property, a Portal-Credo.Ru correspondent reports.
A more detailed commentary for our portal was given by Ivan Belinko, a representative of the press service of the Administrative Center of Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia. He said: "In the course of the judicial proceedings, no stone was left on stone in all of the arguments of the justice ministry, and therefore I was surprised when the court announced the decision."
Ivan Belenko thinks that it is now, in the interim between the decisions of courts of the first and second instances, that "many people throughout Russia as well as international agencies will begin to express themselves. The fact alone of the filing of the suit in court evoked such a response that even the Council of Ministers of Europe spoke concerning this. I think that in the course of this month, until the college quashes this decision, the public will hear frequently about Jehovah's Witnesses." (tr. by PDS, posted 20 April 2017)
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