US Cites Russia in Freedom Report over Persecution of Religious Sect

US Cites Russia in Freedom Report over Persecution of Religious Sect

The European Court of Human Rights cited a case from 2000, when the Supreme Court of the Republic of Tatarstan (a federal subject within the Russian Federation) refused a prosecutor’s attempt to charge a Jehovah’s Witness mother whose child had allegedly died due to her refusal of a blood transfusion. In that case, the court noted that the mother consented to the use of blood substitutes which were available at the time. That decision also noted that the church does not require believers to refuse blood transfusions, but rather allows members to make that decision on their own.

https://www.polygraph.info/a/persecution-of-jehovahs-witnesses-in-russia/29259998.html

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  1. The court was misled, Each member is free to make that choice, however if the agree they will be shunned or even fellowship. Then loosing all hope to see, talk or have any further contact with family or friends. Elders are Placed outside or inside any hospital room and watch carefully to make sure they do not take blood. Which freedom is that?.

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