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Russia: Escalating Persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Expand Nadezhda German, who spoke to Human Rights Watch about the imprisonment of her husband, and their treatment by officials, because they are Jehovah Witnesses.  © 2019 Матвей Фляжников/Matvei Flyazhnikov, Novaya Gazeta (Moscow) – Law enforcement authorities across Russia have dramatically escalated the nationwide persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the past 12 months, Human Rights Watch said today. One year after President Vladimir Putin said that the crackdown against them should be “looked into,” the numbers of house raids and people under criminal investigation have more than doubled,…

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