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Court Sends Jehovah Witness To Prison For ‘Organising Prayer Meetings’

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Following the ban of all activities of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia, a man, Sergei Klimov has been sentenced to six years imprisonment for organising activities and prayer meetings.

The religious group was banned in the country as it has been tagged an extremist organisation.

The Russia State prosecutors had reportedly called for an even tougher seven-year sentence after accusing Klimov of heading a covert Jehovah’s Witness cell in Tomsk, recruiting new believers and collecting charitable donations.

Klimov refused to testify during his trial but Lawyers for the defence said they would appeal against the verdict.

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The religious group was outlawed in 2017 by Russia’s Supreme court after classifying the religious group as an “extremist organisation” the same designation used for Islamic State, Irish Times reported.

In Russia, all Jehovah’s Witnesses representative offices have been closed and believers are forbidden to proselytise or distribute religious literature.

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  1. Yobe Banda. yobejustineb@gmail.com

    November 6, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    I fail to understand the Russian government what they’re intending to do with Jehovah’s witnesses. They don’t interfere with your governance but they have continued victimize them. Remember, Nebucadnnezer was taught a lesson for miss treating God’s people. When it raining or dry our Almighty will fight for them

  2. Raymond

    November 7, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    No amount of torture will stop us from doing that which Jehovah has instructed.

    • Roy A. Lathrop Sr.

      November 7, 2019 at 6:10 pm

      It would be good, Raymond, if you would be sure of what Jehovah has “instructed” you to do. You are allowing men to instruct you and claim it is coming from Jehovah. Many things they dis-fellowship a person for, such as smoking, are not instructions from Jehovah, but, rather from your “governing body” Rarely, if ever, is a witness dis-fellowshipped for “lying”, yet the Bible says Jehovah hates a liar. How about gluttony? Gossip? etc. The Watchtower society is quick to dis-fellowship a person for questioning the teachings of the Watchtower society, but look the other way when it comes to many things the Bible condemns.

  3. Julius

    November 8, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Where in the world are people genuinely receiving instruction from God live and direct?It is most acceptable to introduce your own Bible interpretations rather than bitterly and extremely contradicting JW ideology (religious freedom). Even those who Jehovah’s witnesses may perceived as their enemies, they do not attacked in any violent or illegal form neither are they manipulating evidences to justify them selves. In my own perspective,I suspect improperly jealous religious leaders are working hand in gloves with ministry of justice to vet their anger with extremism. I, therefore suggest reexamination of this on going crack down and comprehensive amendment of their misinterpreted constitution.

    • Roy A. Lathrop Sr.

      November 8, 2019 at 8:31 pm

      We are commanded in the Bible to “follow “ME” That “ME” being, Jesus Christ. We are told of Jesus Christ and His teaching in the Holy Bible. Jehovah’s witnesses degrade Jesus Christ to an angel (Michael) and follow the men of the Watchtower corporation. It is very easy to prove that, just examine the constant changes in the teachings coming from their leaders and how quickly those changes are accepted by Jehovah’s witnesses. Who then, are they following? God never changes.

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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