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ENGLISH VERSION: Russia - Raids, investigations, torture...

Regional Investigative Committee branches, the FSB security service, and armed police have carried out at least 86 house searches between late October and mid-December alone across 16 regions of Russia as investigations and criminal prosecutions of Jehovah's Witnesses...
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Опубликовано: 18.12.2020

ENGLISH VERSION: Russia. USCIRF-recommended for countries of particular concern. From the Annual Report of the USCIRF-2020

During 2019, religious freedom conditions in Russia deteriorated. The government continued to target “nontraditional” religious minorities with fines, detentions, and criminal charges under the pretext of combating extremism. Russian legislation criminalizes “extremism” without adequately defining the term, enabling...
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Опубликовано: 30.04.2020

ENGLISH VERSION: Luhansk: Worship bans, clergy bans, punishments

Worship is banned in all Protestant churches and Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Halls, as the unrecognised Luhansk People's Republic bans exercising freedom of religion or belief without permission. Courts punish those leading unapproved worship. Prosecutors are investigating an Orthodox...
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Опубликовано: 24.10.2019

ENGLISH VERSION: "I would be honoured to be in the same Church bosom with people who are under pressure for confessing Orthodoxy". Statement by the Chairman of the Russian United National Alliance (RONA) on his transition to the ROAC

During our life we include, among other things, thoughts and analysis about events that took place in the past and left a significant imprint on our life path. The years spent in the ROCA [Russian Orthodox Church Abroad]...
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Опубликовано: 13.06.2019

ENGLISH VERSION: "Dissenters are potential terrorists" - rough "anti-schismatic” story aired on a St. Petersburg TV channel

A Pavel Panov "New dissenters” story was released on June 2nd in the "Week in St. Petersburg" program on the "78" TV channel (https://78.ru/tv/programs/2019-06-02/_nedelya_v_peterburge/nedelya_v_peterburge_12_sun_jun_02_2019_180000_). As reported by a"Credo.Press" correspondent, the story contains texts and propaganda techniques aimed at inciting...
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Опубликовано: 10.06.2019