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Saturday, September 22, 2012
The ECHR concluded that the human rights of the Jehovah's Witnesses had been infringed since the Russian government could not show sufficiently weighty and compelling reasons to support its decision. "The Court observes, on a general note, that the rites and rituals of many religions may harm believers' well-being, such as, for example, the practice of fasting, which is particularly long and strict in Orthodox Christianity, or circumcision practised on Jewish or Muslim male babies. It does not appear that the teachings of Jehovah's Witnesses include any such contentious practices".
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