Russian Supreme Court - Parental rights to be denied those who involve their children in sects, extremist or terrorist organizations
The children of Russian Jehovah's Witnesses face removal from their family if their parents continue to indoctrinate the children and engage them in religious activity.*
*not yet in force but soon to be
(article is in Russian - what follows is a Google translation)
The Supreme Court explained what can be deprived of parental rights
The grounds for depriving parental rights is the involvement of children in sects, extremist or terrorist organizations. This was told in the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation.
As reported by the TASS , the plenum of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation prepared a relevant resolution "On the practice of the courts applying legislation in the resolution of disputes related to the restriction or deprivation of parental rights."
According to the document, it is about involving children in the activities of a public, religious association or other organization in relation to which there is a legally binding decision of the court to liquidate or ban activities, according to the laws "On Freedom of Conscience and Religious Associations", "On Countering Extremist Activity "and" On Countering Terrorism. "
The Plenum in general supported the project, but sent it for revision so that several comments were taken into account.
Also, the court developed recommendations to judges on appealing decisions on the removal of children from their parents. So, the poverty of the family can not be grounds for the child's withdrawal. If parents bring up children in good faith, take care of them, create the necessary conditions for the development of the child, problems with money will not be enough for the child to be taken away by the guardianship authorities.
The Supreme Court stressed that you can take the child if there is "an immediate threat to his life or health."
Also, anyone who is not the child's parents, or assigned to act as guardian of the child, can be fined and/or detained for involving minors in religious activities:
Article 5.26.8. Involving minors in religious activities. Involving minors in religious activities, including by engaging in religious activities and other religious activities, in the distribution of printed, audio-visual publications and other items of religious significance to the propagation of any creed or in any other form without the consent of parents or persons replacing them, entails an administrative arrest for a period of ten to fifteen days (in the area of the counter-terrorist operation - up to thirty days), the imposition of an administrative fine of legal entities - from eight hundred to nine hundred times the minimum wage.
Whoa! This is cutting to the bone. I am no apologist for these cults but this is extreme. Get ready for the end of the world, again.
Yeah, that's really scary.The government taking kids away from parents?
I can see the argument that JWs are "extremists", but it's certainly far more "extreme" to take kids away from their parents.
sir82: Yeah, that's really scary.The government taking kids away from parents?
In principle it appears to be no different from what the Nazi's did in Germany.
The question is: should anyone be surprised?
And then there was this:
Another chapter in long history of russian governments represure.
Russia appears to become as scary as cult a JW are...
Putting rules in place to separate family members from each other because they have the wrong beliefs or religion...2 wrongs don't make a right.