Dreary: But on the first day, they reported all their denials that they got from the judge. Almost nothing was in their favor.
Yeah...they were staging a persecution drama. Oh woe is us...the judge is mean.
I'm getting confused. Yesterday, while arguing about medical treatment, why didn't the justice ministry present all the cases of deaths caused due to blood transfusion refusals? or is it that they don't have such data?
You are confused. You are in a Russian courtroom, not an American one.
It could simply be that the Russian court doesn't fall for the WT legal maneuvers designed to obfuscate the issue. The blood transfusion issue has already been addressed in Russian courts. That is already a matter of public record.
It could also be that the court proceedings are just starting and that will be addressed later in the proceedings.
Laws in Russia were only introduced in 2016 that make it a criminal offence to encourage others to not undertake lawful medical treatment. There have been no cases since the law was introduced which is why the JWs focused on 'no cases'.
Jwleaks, you may be right that there hasn't been cases since 2016, but there certainly were before that date.
If so, then why did the Ministry bring this point up?
Because it was already something that was an issue in the courts. People already died from blood refusal, regardless if Russia's response didn't become Russian law until 2106. And, regardless if any cases made it into public record, we all know that the blood refusal doctrine hasn't changed.