Russian Protestants Appeal to the President for Protection

posted 12 Jul 2011, 11:55 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 12 Jul 2011, 11:58 ]
Source: HRO.org (info), 04/07/11 

· Freedom of conscience  · Amur region  · Khabarovsk region 

On 1 July 2011 evangelical Christians from Kharabovsk and Amur regions published an appeal to Dmitry Medvedev to protect their constitutional rights and stop “the war against so-called ‘sects’ – a name that comprises all non-Orthodox religious groups, including Russian Protestants.” 

The authors of the appeal reminded President Medvedev about the closure and banning in Khabarovsk region of the Church of Grace. They also reminded the president that Protestants are being persecuted in Blagoveshchensk and in particular pointed to the Blagoveshchensk municipal court’s decision to ban the members of the evangelical New Generation Church from using “medical techniques, including psycho-therapy or any other psychological techniques, that may influence people’s minds.” [Read more]