At the end of July 2019, employees of the colony where Dennis Christensen was serving his sentence planted a knife at his cell - and, armed with a video camera, they immediately “found” it there. This incident was used to pressure the believer. Supporting him shortly thereafter was the visit of Andrey Babushkin from the presidential Human Rights Council. Human rights activists were interested in the conditions of his detention and respect for human rights.
In the three months after the sentence imposed on Dennis Christensen, similar cases were initiated in 25 cities of Russia, 74 people became accused or suspected, 28 of them were thrown in jail (for some of them, that preventive measure was softened later), and 141 families were searched in their homes.