Security forces eliminated in the Murmansk region a cell, «Jehovah’s Witnesses»

© RIA Novosti / Anton to Deniability in fotoreceptori of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation. Archival photo.Security forces eliminated in the Murmansk region a cell, «Jehovah’s Witnesses»© RIA Novosti / Anton to Danilovmarat the image Bank

Law enforcement officers liquidated in the Murmansk region the nucleus of the organization «Jehovah’s Witnesses» (banned in Russia for extremism), arrested two residents of the Arctic, according to the Investigative Committee of Russia in the messenger «tamtam».

«Polar» cell «Jehovah’s Witness» eliminated in the Murmansk region. In the case of organization of illegal religious groups detained two residents of the Arctic, seized documents and literature», — stated in the message.

The decision of the Supreme court of the Russian Federation of 20 April, the activities of the «Administrative center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia» and included in the structure of the local religious organizations stopped. In its decision, the Supreme court has reflected, that the property of the organization shall be subject to appeal to the property of the Russian Federation.

The Supreme court previously upheld the liquidation of the organization, «Administrative center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia», by recognizing it as an extremist. The Ministry of justice of Russia included «Jehovah’s Witnesses» in the list of organizations liquidated for extremism.

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