Court approves the activity of “Jehovah witnesses”

Inter-municipal court of Moscow has rejected a lawsuit on prohibiting the Moscow branch of the Jehovah's Witnesses to exist and banning its activities that was filed by the prosecutor's office of Moscow's Northern Administrative District. The court handed down its ruling Friday afternoon. Judge Yelena Prokhorycheva also obliged the prosecutors to pay for the work of the five experts who studied the sect's literature and activities over the past two years, Interfax reports. She also announced that the ruling can be appealed in the next two weeks. Prosecutor Tatyana Kondratyeva said that she has "to study the court ruling in detail," adding "and then maybe I will agree with what it says."