Jehovah's Witnesses

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Jehovah's Witnesses

A widespread religious group who interpret certain passages in the bible, which they take as a literal record of God's word, as a prohibition of blood transfusion. Many have died after refusing critically needed medical treatment. Most doctors respect this view except when it is applied to young children.
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ODIHR has also received troubling reports from civil society organizations of police halting religious services of Jehovahs Witnesses, detaining individual believers, confiscating Bibles during worship meetings, as well as the arbitrary application of other law enforcement measures against individual Jehovahs Witnesses and their communities, following the lodging of the lawsuit by the Ministry of Justice.
Following the ruling, Baroness Anelay said: I am alarmed by the decision of Russias Supreme Court to recognise the Jehovahs Witnesses as extremists.
He was a member of the Burncoat Congregation of Jehovahs Witnesses for over 40 years.