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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Jehovah's Trial Delayed

MOSCOW -- A judge on Friday postponed a trial on banning Jehovah's Witnesses from Moscow because the prosecutor fell ill, a day after church officials said the defense won a major victory.

The case to outlaw the Jehovah's Witnesses from operating in Russia's capital will resume Monday if the prosecutor is feeling better, the judge said.

The Moscow prosecutor's office says the Jehovah's Witnesses are a cult that destroys families, fosters hatred and threatens lives. It seeks to have the gr oup banned under a controversial religion law that gives courts the right to outlaw any religious group that they find guilty of inciting hatred or intolerant behavior.