Russia bans Jehovah’s Witnesses and labels group as extremists

Russia’s supreme court has banned the Jehovah’s Witnesses from operating in the country, accepting a request from the justice ministry that the religious organization be considered an extremist group.

The Interfax news agency on Thursday quoted justice ministry attorney Svetlana Borisova in court as saying that the Jehovah’s Witnesses “pose a threat to the rights of the citizens, public order and public security”.

Borisova also said Jehovah’s Witnesses’ opposition to blood transfusions violates Russian healthcare laws.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/20/russia-bans-jehovahs-witnesses?