ADF International

Alliance Alert – 29 April 2021

Russian authorities prohibit use of church building

A Christian church is challenging Russian authorities at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for seizing the congregation’s property and leaving the community to gather outside in a tent.

Throughout a 20-year-long legal battle, the municipality has sought to seize the Word of Life Church’s property in Kaluga near Moscow.

The global human rights organisation ADF International has filed two applications on behalf of the church at the Court in Strasbourg. The Court’s decision could impact the lives of more than 800 million Europeans in 47 countries, including Russia.

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