“Why Are Jehovah’s Witnesses Persecuted?” by Mathew N. Schmalz

Since 2017, the Russian government has attempted to “liquidate” Jehovah’s Witnesses as a religious organization. Branding Jehovah’s Witnesses an “extremist” group akin to a terrorist organization, the Russian government has confiscated the organization’s property. Witnesses have been beaten and jailed.  This persecution has been condemned by the European Court of Human Rights, which recently imposed