Latvia’s prosecutor general requests shutting down the New Generation religious organisation

Latvia’s Prosecutor General Juris Stukāns has submitted to court a request to shut down the religious organisation known as New Generation.
The office of the prosecutor reports that on Wednesday, 10 November, Riga City Pārdaugava Court received a request from the prosecutor general on shutting down activities of two organisations: the New Generation Christian Evangelical Church and New Generation community in Riga.
In the request the prosecutor general also asks the court to apply a temporary measure – prohibition for those organisations to perform certain activities and engage in public events in person, church service included, regardless of the event’s location.
The inspection performed by the office of the prosecutor found that opposite to the requirements listed in regulations in regards to social distancing and other measures, New Generation’s Riga community has held at least six public events in 2021 with many participants in spite of receiving administrative fines.
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