Russian Ban upheld - JWs lose appeal

by OrphanCrow 62 Replies latest jw friends

  • OrphanCrow

    The Supreme Court of Russia has rejected the Jehovah's Witnesses' appeal.

    July 17, 2017 the Supreme Court of Russia has missed the last chance to restore law and justice for the 175,000 Russian citizens professing the religion of Jehovah's Witnesses. It took less than an hour of the meeting a panel of three Supreme Court judges, to leave unchanged the decision taken earlier by the judge Yuri Ivanenko, the liquidation and ban any and all registered organizations of the religion.
    Since there is no more effective domestic remedies, the believers will appeal to the European Court of Human Rights and other international organizations.

    *note: as reported by the jworg source,

  • sir82


    I thought all those letters addressed to Putin were supposed to prevent this?

  • Reazon22
    I would love to read just in article which list the reasons why they were banned. These news sources need to get better at reporting these matters.
  • redvip2000

    The Org can't lose with these decisions. If the Supreme court had sided with JWs they would claim that Jellohoba is looking out for them. If they lose, then they claim they are being persecuted.

    But in any case, it's still not understandable with the Org would try to fight this Russia decision. After all, according to God's plan, governments will try to ban religion and especially their religion. Therefore, if this is God's plan, why fight it? Instead they should be dancing on the streets, hoping that all government follow suit so that the plan continues.

  • OrphanCrow
    Reazon: I would love to read just in article which list the reasons why they were banned. These news sources need to get better at reporting these matters.

    It would take some digging to pull up the reasons, etc. There is a couple decades of court papers to wade through to arrive at what instigated the ruling and what the ruling actually was based on.

    But, if you follow the transcript of the proceedings for today's appeal, it went basically like this:

    Org Lawyer: Blah, blah, blah, blah (repeat, spin, wash...blah, blah, blah....) on and on...blah. blah, blah....your fault, blah, blah, blah, and finished up with a veiled 'God will judge' threat

    Russia's response: Nyet

  • Chook

    Who said gods not alive.

  • steve2

    Either way, JW organization will milk it for all it's worth:\

    If the ban had been successfully appealed, it would be evidence that Jehovah has blessed his people's dedication and persistence and now that it has not been successfully appeal, evidence that Jehovah's people will remain steadfast and intent on serving Him, etc.


    Russian Ban upheld - JWs lose appeal

    If WatchTower was in charge of governing countries.

    How much Freedom of Religion would there be?......ZERO...


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  • sparrowdown

    Excellent point OUTLAW!

  • stuckinarut2

    Is Jehovah asleep??

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