You might have been so busy watching North Korea weapons testing or the rise of fascism in France to have noticed that in Russia the Supreme Court has suppressed the group and confiscated all of its property.
Definition of persecution for Students
the act of continually treating in a cruel and harmful way
the state of being continually treated in a cruel and harmful way
Since 2004 Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia have been treated like a fundamentalist group. Their meeting places called Kingdom Halls, have repeatedly been raided, members have been imprisoned for refusing military service, and the ministry of justice has sued to have them declared an extremist organisation. If the group can’t overturn the recent Supreme Court ruling all their Kingdom Halls will become property of the Russian state.