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On September 9, 2019, Judge Svetlana Anatolyevna Prokofyeva of the Kaluga Regional Appeals Court declared that the Kaluga District Court was guilty of serious violations when it ruled to keep Brother Dmitriy Kuzin in pretrial detention.
Judge Prokofyeva’s ruling was significant as it was a rare admission of the unfair legal process Jehovah’s Witnesses have been facing in Russia. The judge criticized the district court for numerous violations of judicial procedure. The district court was found to have mocked Brother Kuzin for his religious convictions and to have not given him the opportunity to properly defend himself. Judge Prokofyeva also noted in her judgement that “it is impossible to say that the presiding [district court] judge was objective.”
Brother Kuzin was arrested on June 26, 2019, when Federal Security Service (FSB) agents from Kaluga raided his apartment. Two days later, the Kaluga District Court ruled to keep Brother Kuzin in pretrial detention for two months. On August 19, the city’s FSB investigator filed a motion with the same court to extend Brother Kuzin’s detention another two months. The court granted that motion.
Brother Kuzin appealed to the higher regional court, of which Judge Prokofyeva presided. Because she determined that the lower court judge violated judicial procedure, she directed that Brother Kuzin’s case be sent back to the lower court for consideration by a different presiding judge. Unfortunately, on September 23, the district court, under a new judge, again ruled to extend Brother Kuzin’s detention for two more months.
What religion are you?
originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: EdgeofParadise
It's slightly off topic, but my problem with religion is the main message seems to be "shut up and endure". It keeps the people from thinking because everything you need to know was written in the book. It keeps them from rebelling against injustice because some dude will come and fix it.
If you think about it we owe "satan" a lot more than god and personally I would argue the labels "good" and "bad" should be exchanged.
French revolution: those "disobedient" people gave us great social advancements fe, they didn't sit around and wait for some guy to save them.
Industrial revolution: they didn't accept the status quo, asked questions and advanced our lifes to this comfortable "a machine for every task" level we got now.
If we'd all believe in god, sit around and wait, we'd still be living in dirt as subjects of insane monarchs, be lucky if we reach the age of 30 before our appendix kills us.
So: # god. Thank you satan.
originally posted by: EdgeofParadise
love your neighbor as yourself.
originally posted by: Veryolduser
a reply to: pheonix358
And which religion would that be sir? Afraid to answer?
Judge not lest he be judged.
Completely off topic to the OP. As per usual. You and Raggedyman, along with several others continue to harass me in every one of my threads with off topic subjects and lies. And nothing is done about it.
originally posted by: chr0naut
a reply to: EdgeofParadise
I know you are using all the right words and stuff but why don't JW's acknowledge Jesus as God?
I mean, the gospels are all fairly clear on the matter and then there's the thousands of years of the Church, and before that the thousand more years of Judaism, before the cult even came along.
Look at the shoulders upon which JW's and Mormons stand.
Perhaps there is something in all that old stuff?