Thanks to response of the Commissioner the denial of information inciting religious intolerance is published

30/12/2016 12:30

The Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights received an application from the religious organization "The Religious Center Jehovah's Witnesses in Ukraine" in it applicants complained of distribution of information inciting religious intolerance and offending religious feelings of members of the mentioned religious organization by the editorial office of the weekly "Zerkalo Kolomyi"  in article "Jehovah's Witnesses: church or sect".

The inquiry was sent to the editor-in-chief of the mentioned printing edition in it inadmissibility of the publication of materials transferring disrespect for a certain religion, offending religious feelings, inciting religious intolerance in relation to any religious organization, promoting distribution of discrimination in society was emphasized.

Following results of response of the Commissioner, in the weekly "Zerkalo Kolomyi"  No. 38(89) the denial of information was published, containing the negative characteristic of the religious organization "The Religious Center Jehovah's Witnesses in Ukraine" published in article "Jehovah's Witnesses : church or sect".