Photo: Dennis Christensen


Dennis Christensen Has Served Over Half His Sentence for Faith. The Law Allows His Release, but the Court Ignores the Motions

Oryol 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.

Case of Christensen in Oryol

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Oryol Region
Населенный пункт:
В чем подозревается:
according to the investigation, together with the others he conducted religious services, which is interpreted as “organising the activity of an extremist organisation” (with reference to the court’s decision on the liquidation of the local organisation of Jehovah’s Witnesses)
Номер уголовного дела:
23 May 2017 
Текущая стадия дела:
приговор вступил в силу
Investigative Department of the Directorate of the FSB of Russia for the Oryol Region
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Considering on the merits:
Zheleznodorozhnyy District Court of the City of Oryol
Aleksei Nikolaevich Rudnev
Appellate Court:
Oryol Regional Court
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