Long prison term for Russian Jehovah's Witnesses


Eastern Europe


Jehovah's Witnesses are seen as extremists in Russia. Picture is from an earlier court case in 2019. Photo AFP, Mladen Antonov

Last week, a Russian court gave the longest sentences for Jehovah Witnesses since the group was called "extremist" in 2017. Three men have to serve eight years in prison because of their "extremist actions". A female member got 3,5 years.