RUSSIA SAYS US HAS 'NO MORAL RIGHT' TO DEMAND JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES RELEASE

Russia has said the U.S. government has “no moral right” to demand the release of religious or political prisoners, such as detained Jehovah’s Witnesses.
On Monday, the U.S. State Department issued a statement calling on Russia to release more than 150 prisoners being held for religious or political reasons. Washington’s demand came as Moscow has been rounding up Jehovah’s Witnesses in the country. Among other prisoners, the U.S. specifically called for the release of Dennis Christensen, a Danish citizen who has been detained for more than a year due to his affiliation with the religious group.
Jarrod Lopes, a communications representative for the World Headquarters of Jehovah's Witnesses told Newsweek that 20 mebers are currently detained in Russia. Two others are under house arrest, and 15 have been forced to sign agreements to not leave the area where they reside.
http://www.newsweek.com/russia-says-us-no-moral-right-demand-jehovahs-witnesses-release-983932

A picture taken in Moscow on May 6, 2016 shows the Russian Russian Orthodox church of the Archangel dedicated to the Archangel Michael 

Comments