In two districts of the Kherson region, law enforcement officers stopped the activities of a cell of Jehovah’s Witnesses* (an extremist organization banned in the Russian Federation). The cell leader and activists have already been identified. This was reported in the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Kherson region.
According to the department, the organization operated in the Skadovsky and Golopristansky municipal districts. The sectarians were engaged in propaganda of anti-Orthodox ideas and dissemination of extremist literature. Along with this, they denied the fact that the Kherson region had become part of the Russian Federation.
It is also noted that Jehovah’s Witnesses held meetings and ceremonies in the “Kingdom Hall”, which was located in the village of Novosofievka. During searches of the premises, law enforcement officers found more than four thousand copies of banned books, magazines, leaflets and other campaign materials.
- * – an extremist organization banned in the Russian Federation