The Zurich courtroom acquitted the skilled Regina Spies, who criticized the rules of the Jehovah’s Witnesses group banned in Russia *, urging the Swiss authorities to take the required measures concerning the group.
“So far as we all know, this sentence is unprecedented, each in Switzerland and on the worldwide degree,” the assertion stated.
The associations added that the courtroom examined the skilled’s statements concerning criticism of the doctrine of “Jehovah’s Witnesses” and concluded that it was justified, for the reason that non secular rites of the group violate the elemental rights of its members and their family members.
In reference to the courtroom’s resolution, the Swiss authorities might be pressured to assessment the legislation and decide what measures must be taken in relation to Jehovah’s Witnesses, the affiliation says.
In line with the newspaper Izvestia, an skilled on cults, Physician of Philosophy Regina Spies, she revealed materials criticizing the academic system of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The fabric additionally associated to the investigation of instances of sexual abuse of kids within the establishments of this group. After that, representatives of Jehovah’s Witnesses accused her of slander.
In December 2019, it was reported that investigators and FSB officers stopped the actions of the Jehovah’s Witnesses cell * that existed in Murmansk since April 2017 *.
* The administration heart of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia (Jehovah’s Witnesses) is a spiritual group acknowledged as extremist and banned in Russia (resolution of the Supreme Court docket of the Russian Federation of 04/20/2017, attraction ruling of the Attraction Panel of the Supreme Court docket of the Russian Federation of 07/17/2017).