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Jehovah's Witnesses report convictions, torture in Russia

FILE In this file image taken from video, on Thursday, May 23, 2019 Dennis Christensen shows a picture in a court room in Oryol, Russia, Thursday, May 23, 2019. Two Jehovah's Witnesses were convicted of extremism in Russia and four more arrested, one of whom reported being tortured in custody. Russia officially banned Jehovaga's Witnesses in 2017 and declared the group an extremist organization. Crackdown on the group has intensified since then. (AP Photo, File)

 

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