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‘TOTAL CONTROL’

May 29, 2017

QUOTE: “but in real fact the talk is about total control of an individual’s personal life — his intimate life, education and work.” END OF QUOTE

Russia’s Supreme Court formally banned Jehovah’s Witnesses as an extremist organization Thursday and ordered the state to seize its property in Russia, according to Russian news media.
The court, after six days of hearings, ordered the closing of the group’s Russia headquarters and its 395 local chapters. This was reported by a US news outlet on April 20.
During the hearing, one witness, identified as Natalia Koretskaya from St. Petersburg, testified that she was a member of the group from 1995 to 2009, TASS news agency reported. She said top church officials purported to enforce church rules “but in real fact the talk is about total control of an individual’s personal life — his intimate life, education and work.”
The Interfax news agency quoted Justice Ministry attorney Svetlana Borisova in court as saying the Jehovah’s Witnesses pose a threat to Russians.
“They pose a threat to the rights of the citizens, public order and public security,” she told the court.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses first legally registered as a religious group in Russia in 1991.

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