Authorities have made it a crime to promote jw.org within the country. Russia is the only country in the world to ban this website.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia—On July 21, 2015, the Russian Federation banned jw.org, the official website of Jehovah’s Witnesses, making it a criminal offense to promote it from within the federation.
The Tver Regional Court in Russia reversed a lower court decision to ban jw.org, the official website of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
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Russia Bans JW.ORG, Official Website of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
JW.org has issued a press release warning that it is due to be banned in Russia if Watchtower is unsuccessful in appealing a Russian court’s decision against the website.
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An appellate court on Wednesday reversed an earlier ruling by a lower court that banned jw.org, the official website of Jehovah’s Witnesses, throughout Russia.