Dennis Christensen Has Served Over Half His Sentence for Faith. The Law Allows His Release, but the Court Ignores the MotionsOryol Region, Kursk Region
Dennis Christensen, one of Jehovah’s Witnesses from Denmark, has been in custody almost four years of six appointed. According to the law, the unserved part of the believer’s punishment can be replaced by a fine, but the court has already three times declined the option. Due to health weakened by pneumonia and the overarching pandemic threat, Christensen is in danger if confined in a colony. On March 20, 2020, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture recommended to authorities “to reduce prison sentences more often,” as well as to “parole” convicts during the COVID-19 pandemic.