RUSIA : Envíos de literatura detenidos al azar o nueva tendencia?

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES OFFICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION

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Literature shipments detained in Russia—random incidents or new trend?

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia—A shipment of religious literature intended for the Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia was detained at Russia’s border with Finland in Vyborg, Leningrad region. The normally seamless import procedure was stalled when the customs official referred to a new order he had received stipulating that this load must be handled by a special department.

The literature detention began October 5, 2009. After a three-day wait, special service agents arrived and, without introduction, supervised a highly unusual detailed inspection of each item in every box making up the 31-pallet shipment of literature. The agents—representatives Goncharenko, Nikolayev, and Grudakov—obtained entry to the customs premises using employee identification from the Department for Handling Especially Dangerous Forms of Contraband of the Northwest Customs Operative Division. There was no information provided as to what the agents were looking for, how long this process would take, or when the shipment would be released. Finally, on October 19 a vaguely written explanation came to Jehovah’s Witnesses from Customs stating: “The literature may contain material intended to incite religious discord.” In order for the literature to be released, officials demand “documents confirming that there are no restrictions on importation of the declared goods into customs territory.”

A few days earlier, a freight vehicle belonging to the German transportation company Globalsped was detained at the Russian border near Bryansk on its way through Russia to Kyrgyzstan. Along with other goods intended for various unrelated recipients, the vehicle was carrying religious literature of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Kyrgyz language. After being held by Russian Customs for a total of 14 days with no explanation given for the detainment, the shipment was finally released on Tuesday, October 13. The driver said that he was told that the literature of Jehovah’s Witnesses is under ban in Russia.

Such unprecedented actions seem to be in response to the Rostov District Court ruling that pronounced certain publications of Jehovah’s Witnesses “extremist.” However, because the Rostov District Court decision has been appealed to the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and is not yet in effect, the detention of the literature was unfounded and unlawful.

Contacts:
Russia: Yaroslav Sivulskiy, Telephone: +7 911 087 80 09
Grigory Martynov, Telephone: +7 911 101 76 24

USA: James E. Andrik, Telephone: + 1 845-306-0711

Europe: Marc Hansen, Telephone: + 32 2 782 0015

8 pensamientos en “RUSIA : Envíos de literatura detenidos al azar o nueva tendencia?”

  1. ES UNA SITUACION MUY DIFICIL, SEGURAMENTE JEHOVA DARA PERSPICACIA A SUS SIERVOS PARA DAR EL ALIMENTO A NUESTROS HERMANOS RUSOS QUE TANTO HAN SUFRIDO,Y QUE JEHOVA LES DE AGUANTE Y VALOR.POR FAVOR OREMOS INCESANTEMENTE UNOS POR OTROS, COMO DICE EL REGISTRO BIBLICO, LA ORACION DEL JUSTO CUANDO ESTA EN ACCION TIENE MUCHO PODER.

  2. mis queridos HERMANOS, esta es una situacion muy critica, y sabemos que esto pasaria en cualquier momento, solo se debe tener AGUANTE y CONFIANZA en nuestro Dios Jehova,ademas de tener siempre presente isaias 54:17:Sea cual sea el arma que se forme contra ti, no tendrá éxito, y sea cual sea la lengua que se levante contra ti en el juicio, la condenarás. Esta es la posesión hereditaria de los siervos de Jehová, y su justicia proviene de mí, es la expresión de Jehová.los tendre presente en mis oraciones y que Jehova los bendiga y los Proteja siempre

  3. estimados hermanos cuanto nos pesa no poderles ayudar. pero lo unico que si podemos hacer es orarle a Jehova para que les siga dando las fuerzas y valor para seguir aguantado tan cruel persecucion. los queremos mucho de parte de Lynnette, Miguel, Juan, Sarai,Amaya, Zurika, y Abdias Gonzalez.

  4. Hermanitos que impotencia sentimos de saber que estan siendo perseguidos pero no olviden que si nuestro Sr. Jesús fue perseguido mateo 10:22.- nos muestra que seremos objeto de odio parte de la gente a causa del nombre de Jehová debemos perseverar hasta el fin no olvidemos que Uds. Hnos. no esta solos que hay una hermandad mundial que oramos por Uds dia a dia. rogamos a Jehová que les de fuerza para aguantar atte.Wilma

  5. queridos hermanos sabemos que su sufrimientos es muy grande y su situacion dificil y critica pero no desfallezcan no estan solos Jehova Dios escucha y observa Romanos 12:12 Regocijense en la esperanza,Aguanten bajo tribulacion.Perseveren en la oracion

  6. esperamos que Jeova fasa de tudo e responder as orasoes de todos nos e dos irmaos que estao sofrendo por caussa das boas novas e que o arquinimigo delles seja manifesto como inimigo destes proprios perseguidores emboraq sendo deus delles . Jeova nao vai permitir aconteser nada a elles e elle vai amenissar o sofrimento vejamo isaias 40:15 que o clero seja entao nessa istoria quinem naquella escrita o Aman

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