Yeah seriously the punishment does not fit the crime at all! I can see them doing that to murderers or rapists, but to be so brutal for everyday LAW-ABIDING citizens that don’t vote. And they are not just rough around young people, but also to the elderly as well, it’s disgusting. And I don’t know the details or how true this is(so correct me if I am wrong) but the persecution started being the Russian Orthodox Church don’t like Jehovah’s Witnesses, and since there close with the government they told them there extremists. All this suffering and persecution from a Christian church that is supposed to be about love and forgiveness, it is just crazy.