Crackdown on Jehovah's Witnesses, Shia and Sunni prisoners of conscience

Forum 18 reports that many religious believers are involved in long legal procedures. Two female Jehovah’s Witnesses are in jail for handing out religious literature. A Shia Muslim man is custody for translating Islamic works and public broadcasts. Five Sunnis are on trial for selling religious texts without a license. Another five are under house arrest for studying in a private home. For those close to the case, acquittals never occur in Azerbaijan.

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