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Russia just banned Jehovah's Witnesses as an 'extremist' group

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Russia has banned Jehovah's Witnesses after the Supreme Court ruled the Christian sect to be an "extremist" group. The ministry of justice had applied for an order to shut down its national headquarters near St Petersburg, state media reported. Its administrative centre, which has 175,000 members, had previously been suspended in March over alleged "extremist activity".
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