ADF International

Alliance Alert – 19 October 2020

Russian authorities prohibit use of church building

ADF International has filed a case against Russia alleging violations of fundamental rights before the European Court of Human Rights.

Over the course of a 20-year legal battle, the Russian authorities have consistently sought to seize the property belonging to the Word of Life Church in Kaluga near Moscow, Russia.

The authorities allege that modifications to the existing building were conducted without a permit.

This case joins a number of similar cases before the Court in which bureaucratic technicalities are used as a pretext to stifle religious minorities in Russia.

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