2018-09-20 15:23:00

Jehovah's Witnesses detained in Perm

Perm, September 20, Interfax - Members of the Jehovah's Witnesses, a religious organization banned in Russia, have been arrested in Perm, the regional branch of the National Guard said on Thursday.

They held meetings and admitted new members, it said.

"Joint raids at more than ten addresses led to the seizure of large quantities of cash and literature banned in the Russian Federation," the statement said.

The arrested are members of the Jehovah's Witnesses (banned in Russia), a regional law enforcement source told Interfax.