Jehovah's Witnesses, are you surprised at the decision of the Russian Supreme Court judge..?
And this just two days [of the trial] after the Ministry of Justice lawyers had failed on virtually every count to convince the presiding judge that JWs in Russia are extremist.
The verdict is reported on at: http://www2.stetson.edu/~psteeves/relnew...
Regardless, Jehovah will magnify his name. [Ezekiel 39:6] May He fortify our brothers and sisters there.
"This ruling, in essence, criminalizes the peaceful religious profession of 175 thousand Russian citizens and it contradicts the right to religious liberty guaranteed by the Russian constitution."
Thanks to all for your answers, as we now await the appeal to the Appellate College of the Russian Supreme Court. BA to Hannah for her wonderful answer.