"Several members of the Jehovah's witnesses have been detained in the republic of Mordovia, russia, Russian police the day after a Danish member of the community is sentenced to six years in prison for religious extremism."
"the Arrests took place at a large effort led by the secret service, the FSB."
"in 2017, stamped Russia Jehovah's witnesses as extremist, and the community was banned from operating in the country. Since then several arrests have been made and a score of supporters awaiting trial, and a further round 25 is under house arrest."
"But in december, shrugging off Russian president Vladimir Putin the idea of Jehovah's witnesses is extremist."
"Total nonsense," he said at a meeting with högeraktivister, and added that the authorities should take a closer look at the crackdown of the movement."