Religious group asks DFA to protect members in Russia

The Jehovah’s Witnesses in the country have asked the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to intercede on behalf of Filipinos who face arrest or deportation in Russia for belonging to their faith.

The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of the Philippines, the legal and corporate arm of the JWs, reiterated their appeal to DFA officials to help secure and provide legal support for hundreds of Filipino members of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia.

There are more than 8,000 Filipinos in Russia, and hundreds of them have been worshiping in various Kingdom Halls there