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Thursday 9 May 2019

TURKMENISTAN: Human Rights Committee finds former prisoners' rights

violated

 

The UN Human Rights Committee found Turkmenistan wrongly jailed three

Jehovah's Witnesses for having religious literature, being at a religious

meeting, and conscientious objection to military service respectively. The

Foreign Ministry claimed to Forum 18 the country is working with the Human

Rights Committee, but put the phone down when asked whether Committee

Decisions would be implemented.

 

In two Decisions the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee has found that Turkmenistan violated the rights of three Jehovah's Witness prisoners of conscience. Two Jehovah's Witnesses were jailed on fabricated pornography charges to punish them for exercising their right to freedom of religion and belief. The third was among the many Jehovah's Witness young men jailed for refusing compulsory military service on grounds of conscience.

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http://www.forum18.org/archive.php?article_id=2476

 

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"fabricated pornography charges"..  just when I think this world cannot sink any lower...it goes right ahead and drops a level!

Agreed! Guess we haven't seen anything yet! Stay to the course because it's going to be a wild finish!

 

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I think these details are important to note because such an accusation is particularly shameful.  When Jesus wept in the garden, it wasnt for himself, he didn't want to be charged with bring shame on his father's name.  He knew in advance what the charges would be but when faced with the prospect of being accused of blasphemy, it was almost too painful for him.

 

Imagine our dear brothers being charged with possession or even possibly producing pornography? What they might imagine that would do to Jehovah's name in their community... how painful it would be for them to think others might believe the charges and think disrepectfully of the brotherhood and more importantly Jehovah.  But I know that Jehvah will send his spirit to them, just as he did for Jesus and reassure them that they have no reason to fear, rather than be displeased, under such gross dishonorable lies,  their integrity makes Jehovah proud.

 

 


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On 5/13/2019 at 12:23 AM, sunshine said:

"fabricated pornography charges"..  just when I think this world cannot sink any lower...it goes right ahead and drops a level!

 Turkmenistan is in many ways similar to North Korea. So it is not surprising that they trumped up those ridiculous charges. 

 

 


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