December 9, 2015

Russian Federation: Overturn the Convictions Against 16 Jehovah’s Witnesses (UA 278/15)

Sixteen members of the religious group Jehovah’s Witnesses were convicted of “religious extremism” solely for peacefully practising their religious beliefs. 
1) Please write immediately in Russian or your own language:
  • Urging the authorities to respect and protect the right to freedom of religion and belief for all in Russia;
  • Calling on them to ensure that the convictions of the members of Jehovah’s Witnesses – Taganrog are overturned;
  • Urge the authorities to refrain from bringing charges against members of Jehovah’s Witnesses and outlawing their groups as “extremist” solely for peacefully practising their religious beliefs.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact! 
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with "UA 278/15" in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent, 
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.