Six Jehovah's Witnesses Receive Suspended Prison Sentences In Russia.

A Russian court has handed down suspended prison sentences to six members of the Jehovah's Witnesses, in what a spokesman for the religious denomination called a "gross injustice."

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Russia Urged To Free Jailed Activist Ahead Of Parole Hearing.

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