Probe opened into operation of banned Jehovah’s Witnesses cell in Moscow
MOSCOW, February 10 (RAPSI) – A criminal case has been opened over operation in north Moscow of a cell of the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious organization banned in Russia, RAPSI has learnt from the press service of the Investigative Committee’s Moscow Main Investigations Directorate.
According to the investigation, a group of people aware of the Supreme Court’s ruling declaring the Jehovah’s Witnesses an extremist organization created a cell of the religious group in a safe flat in north Moscow in 2017. The Jehovah’s Witnesses adepts studied propagating literature and committed other actions peculiar to the community. Moreover, they held online gatherings there, the statement reads.
Investigators conduct searches at the premises of the alleged cell members.