WEB Notes: They really recycle the news these days. We discussed this just over a year ago right here on our site in an article titled, “Jehovah’s Witnesses Banned As ‘Extremist’ In Russia, Property To Be Seized – Court Decision“. It was not good then and it still is not a good decision. When you see the doors close in around our faith, that is a very bad sign.
With masks and rifles, police came to Anatoly Vilitkevich’s door in the early morning and made him pack a bag. He was wanted for religious extremism — as a Jehovah’s Witness.
“Forget it,” they told his wife, Alyona, taking away the couple’s tablet devices, computers and phones. “Go and find a new phone, a new tablet and a new husband.”
Vilitkevich, who lives in the industrial city of Ufa, was one of more than 20 members of the US-founded Christian movement detained across Russia in recent months. They risk up to 10 years in jail, according to Human Rights Watch.