Russia Suspends Jehovah’s Witnesses for ‘Extremist Literature’

Russia’s largest Jehovah’s Witnesses group has been suspended after the country’s Justice Ministry claimed its activities “violate Russia’s law on combating extremism.”

The Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia, which has around 175,000 members, fell afoul of Russian state legal experts earlier this week for spreading what the ministry deemed “extremist literature.”