JW representatives in the Russian Coutroom today for the hearing

by Drearyweather 10 Replies latest jw friends

  • Drearyweather
  • darkspilver
    darkspilver

    Drearyweather: JW representatives in the Russian Coutroom today for the hearing

    Interesting, thanks

    do you have any names?

    who is on the far right hand side of the picture

    who is on the far left hand side of the picture

    TIA
  • darkspilver
    darkspilver

    who is on the far right hand side of the picture - Mark Sanderson

    who is on the far left hand side of the picture - Paul Gillies

  • Drearyweather
    Drearyweather

    Third from the left: Vasily Kalin (Russian Branch)

    Far right: GB Member Mark Sanderson

    Still waiting for the names of the other guys,

    Just heard from a source: Many branch committee members from the European Association of JW's and other Branches around the world are present in Russia to come in and deliberate if question about the Russian assets are raised (especially those which were financed by other branches).

  • millie210
    millie210

    The finances are really drawing them out!

  • TheWonderofYou
    TheWonderofYou

    Many branch committee members from the European Association of JW's and other Branches around the world are present in Russia

    What a great crowd of helpers! All helping in Russia.

    The travel expenses of the high caliber brothers are supposedly payed from the donations boxes where the money of litte girls' saving boxes and widows is collected from one of the hundreds legal entities in Russia.

    The russian brothers (and sisters) are not able to defend the religion themselves at the hearing. Why not? Would a russian voice not have more power!

    Ah! If it turns around the assets and money they have to protect and the assertions of claims they come from everywhere even preventive.

    Have the russian brothers themselves already given up, given the matter in the hand of USA?

    Did they internal already agreed to the liquidation of the watchtower in Russia and that now everything will be organised by Europe.?

    Does it turn at the hearing at all around religion or about what money goes to USA and Europa if they leave Russia.

  • Drearyweather
    Drearyweather

    TheWonderofYou,

    The travel expenses of the high caliber brothers are supposedly payed from the donations boxes where the money of litte girls' saving boxes and widows is collected from one of the hundreds legal entities in Russia.

    Yes, the travel expenses of these representatives are taken from contributions of the normal publishers. However, if the ban goes through, the money collected by widows and little girls will be confiscated by the government and widows and girls can be criminalized for meeting together or practicing their beliefs.

    JW's are not forced to contribute money into the donation boxes. Many of Ex-Jws themselves say that they never put any money in the boxes while they were JW's. Its my choice as to whom I want to contribute. If the government seizes the money that i have willfully given to the WT, then thats wrong. Period.

    Have they already given up the matter and agreed to the liquidation of the watchtower in russia, why should they discuss assets and money now? Isnt the subject the religion?

    The subject here also involves the liquidation of the administrative center and the confiscation of the assets of the JW legal entities. So its obvious that discussion about the assets would take place and JW's have to be ready for that.

    Is there any PERSECUTION of members of the religion or more about a business activities, assets bla bla?

    Both


  • TheWonderofYou
    TheWonderofYou

    Thank you for the answers. I thought that the subject is more a basic question, whether the "religion" is yet allowed or not, but you say that it turns more about the administration centre that should be liquidated.

    So it was the organisation that was in the hearing today and not the faith itself or the individuals belonging to the religion, isnt it?

  • elderINewton
    elderINewton

    So the GB show up for this but refused in Australia for little kids. Interesting....

  • Drearyweather
    Drearyweather

    TheWonderofYou,

    There are two points in the case:

    1. Declare JWs as an extremist organisation

    2. Liquidate the administrative centre.

    Both are being discussed in the court. The faith and the organization both are to be declared as extremist. Bethel and other assets will be confiscated and individual JWs practicing their faith will be criminalized.