Article: Kyrgyzstan is expected to ban JW's publications as extremist

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    The ban would mark the first time that the country has taken an official stance against the religious group.

    (RNS) — Kyrgyzstan is expected to ban 13 Jehovah’s Witnesses publications on Thursday (Dec. 2) for extremism, marking the first time the country has taken an official stance against the religious group since the former Soviet republic granted the church national registration in 1998.

    Jarrod Lopes, spokesperson for Jehovah’s Witnesses, said the move echoes the tactics employed against the group in Russia, Kyrgyzstan’s historic ally. According to Lopes, the Russian government, which has put several dozen Jehovah’s Witnesses on trial for proselytizing, often takes a first step of declaring any religious group’s literature as extremist before declaring group members extremist themselves.

    “Kyrgyzstan is simply following Russia’s model of repression — ban the Witnesses’ literature with the ultimate goal of banning their organization,” said Lopes, who noted that Russia has more than 60 cases pending at the European Court of Human Rights concerning Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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  • Beth Sarim
    Beth Sarim

    Well let's see here.

    You have an American-based religious group pushing it's propaganda in continent in a different side of the world.

    You have an organization which breaks-up families because of their shunning policies.

    You have an organization which caused premature deaths because of it's erroneous blood doctrines.

    You have an organization which covers up child sexual abuse issues by virtue of this 'two-class' reporting system.

    The above issues are NOT discussed in their public propaganda, Such flagrant disregard of nefarious are overlooked before it's too late, Followers get roped in.

    Lastly, where does the money go? To some tax-free corporation in New York, USA.

    Perhaps Russia got it right.

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