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Jehovah’s Witnesses Ban Appeal Rejected by Russia’s Supreme Court, Allowing Government to Seize Worship Halls

Russia’s Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal launched by Jehovah’s Witnesses against the group’s ban in the country. The decision was made following a single-day hearing in Moscow in which the court swiftly rejected all the defense motions put forward by representatives of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, including a request to have a religious studies scholar.