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Persecution Against Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia Escalates

Expand Raids, arrests against Jehovah’s Witnesses are escalating in Russia © Moscow 2017. Courtesy of Jehovah’s Witnesses Last week, police near Norilsk, in northern Russia, raided a campsite where more than 50 Jehovah’s Witness followers had gathered to pray. It was the latest example of an escalating crackdown on Jehovah’s Witnesses, who are targeted simply for practicing their faith. Members of the Jehovah’s Witness community who are close to those who were at the campsite told Human Rights Watch that 15 armed and masked special operations police stormed loudly into the camp, photographed…

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