20 Sep 2019 15:40

Six members of extremist organization Jehovah's Witnesses get 2 to 3.5 years in penal colony

SARATOV. Sept 20 (Interfax) - The Saratov Leninsky District Court has handed down a sentence to six members of the Jehovah's Witnesses, an extremist organization which is banned in Russia, the court press service told Interfax on Friday.

"The court found the six members of the organization guilty of organizing a criminal community (a crime under Part 2 of Article 282.1 of the Russian Criminal Code) and sentenced two of them to 3.5 years in prison, one was sentenced to three years in prison, and the other three were sentenced to two years in prison," the court said.

The six people will serve their terms in a general-security penal colony.

The court press service did not give the details of the case.