Persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses

Updated: 20.09.2021
Case description:

Since 2017, the religious organization Jehovah's Witnesses has been recognized as an extremist in the Russian Federation. The practice of persecuting members of the organization was extended by the authorities of the Russian Federation to the occupied Crimea. The persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses in Crimea is both a violation of freedom of religion and international humanitarian law, which prohibits the application of the Criminal Code of the occupying country in the occupied territory and the persecution of members of religious organizations.