FSB thwarts activity of extremist group's 15 communities in Dagestan

 FSB thwarts activity of extremist group's 15 communities in Dagestan

Russia’s Federal Security Service has arrested the leaders and members of 15 groups of the Jehovah's Witnesses extremist religious organization (outlawed in Russia) in  Dagestan, the FSB regional press service reported.

Representatives of the agency claimed that those arrested had organized "conspiratorial gatherings with the aim of studying extremist literature and coordinating actions to spread the organization’s ideology" for several years, RIA Novosti reported.

Jehovah’s Witnesses was declared by Russia’s Supreme Court to be an extremist organization in 2017.

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