What is the place where witnesses stand in the court called?
The stand, the witnesses are called to the stand.
It is technically the bench - but this term is never used in daily court business. The more common term - 'the stand' - is where witnesses stand to give testimony. In some systems the accused will sit in 'the dock' - however this practice has difficulties when witnesses are asked to identify the person they saw commit the crime (i.e. "It's that man behind bars with two police officers beside them")
Witness statements (usually given to the police during the investigation stage) are used to build the case against the defendant. The actual witnesses, themselves, will be subpoeanad to court and will testify in person. While on the stand both the prosecution and the defense will have the opportunity to question them, as well as refer to the original statements they made to the police.
Jehovah's Witnesses are not like other religious organizations. Jehovah's Witnesses do not persecute people for their religious views. Therefore nothing has happened to them 'for persecution'. JWs could never be found guilty of 'persecution'. Jehovah's Witnesses 'have been' persecuted for their uncompromising stand on various matters. JWs will not bear military arms in any nation, out of obedience to Jesus command to LOVE others. JWs have been persecuted for their uncompromising stand regarding their preaching…