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23 November

Russian court acquits a Jehovah's Witness on extremism charges

On 22 November, a court in Vladivostok issued the first acquittal of a Jehovah's Witness on extremism charges since the Supreme Court ordered the liquidation of all Jehovah's Witness organisations as extremist and prohibited their activities in 2017.

13 April

Flagship Protestant colleges stripped of right to offer higher education in Russia

Russia is not letting up on its suppression of faith minority communities – at least three mainline Protestant seminaries have lost their accreditation in the last few months.

20 March

Kyrgyzstan modeling its new Constitution on Russia

A close watch needs to be kept to ensure that religious minorities are not subjected to the same persecution that they face from Moscow.

09 December

It's Time to Get Concerned About Russia

Russian persecution of religious minorities has continued to accelerate over the last year. While the evidence is abundant, the consequences have been minimal and Russia has only accelerated its persecution in recent years.

16 September

Magnitzky Acts

Webinar on the campaign to have national legislatures pass what are called ‘Magnitzky Acts’ - legislation that targets the assets and property of corrupt officials who have committed gross violations of human rights.