RUSSIA: Property sell-offs, alternative service denials follow Jehovah’s Witness ban

Following the Supreme Court ban on all Jehovah’s Witness activity – in force since July – Regional Justice Ministry branches are preparing to sell off their confiscated property. Military call-up offices have denied several army conscripts the option of alternative civilian service. Jehovah’s Witnesses experience increased law enforcement harassment, plus […]

Toy chain refuses to open on Christmas Eve, as it’s a Sunday

The Entertainer will let staff spend the day with their families One of Britain’s largest toy store chains will keep all its 149 branches closed this Christmas Eve, as the day falls on a Sunday. The Entertainer will likely lose around £2 million in sales thanks to the decision, but […]