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Russia: fines for public faith

It was reported in early March that communities who exercise freedom of religion or belief in public without Russian state permission may find their members facing five-figure rouble fines if they do not inform the local authorities in advance.

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Café Bible study

It is possible that changes to the Religion Law may have a positive effect on cases currently before the courts, such as that of a Sochi Protestant leader fined for holding prayers and a Bible study in a rented café. The FSB security service was behind that case, sending officials to attend the meeting.