“Mr. Christensen’s conviction and imprisonment for nothing more than peacefully practicing his faith is an unacceptable violation of the right to freedom of religion."
Why the conviction of Christensen is wrong.
After 120 days imprisoned in their own homes, Roman Markin and Viktor Trofimov were returned Feb. 7, 2019, to a relatively normal life.
43-year-old Aleksey Berchuk was detained at passport control at Moscow Vnukovo airport.
On February 6, 2019, FSB officers detained 35-year-old Khasan Kogut, a resident of the town of Beryozovsky.
On February 6, 2019, in the capital of Mordovia at least 20 searches were conducted in the homes of citizens who are considered to be Jehovah's Witnesses. Vladimir Atryakhin, 31, was detained.
A few hours after the announcement of the sentence on Dennis Christensen, the European External Action Service issued a statement.
He has been sentenced to 6 years in prison.
What did Dennis Christensen say in his last word on January 30, 2019?
Judge Aleksey Rudnev announced that he is taking several days to render his decision.
Concluding statements in the case of the Dennis Christensen began in the District Court of Oryol on January 23, 2019.
On January 29, 2019, the Khabarovsk Regional Court reversed a lower court’s decision to place Stanislav Kim in pretrial detention. In Khabarovsk, one more Witness, Valery Moskalenko, remains in prison for his faith.
On January 28, 2019, Larisa Zubova, judge of the Oktyabrskiy District Court of the city of Ivanovo, sent Yevgeniy Spirin, a 32-year-old resident of the town of Furmanov, to prison for believing in God.
On January 27, 2019, Yevgeniy Spirin, a 32-year-old resident of the town of Furmanov was detained by FSB officers after they conducted searches in the homes of citizens suspected of practicing the religion of Jehovah's Witnesses. Yevgeniy Spirin is being charged under article 282.2 (1) of the Criminal Code.
The debates of the parties in the case of Danish believer Dennis Christensen will continue on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at 10:30.
Human rights organizations from 18 countries urge the Russian authorities to release immediately and unconditionally all Jehovah's Witnesses in detention and to drop the charges for the involvement in extremism.
For the first time in six months, a young couple, Sergey and Valeria Rayman, were allowed to live together, use the phone, and send and receive messages.
On January 23, 2019, the prosecutor requested that Dennis Christensen spend 6 years and 6 months in prison. Pleadings will continue on January 28, 2019 at 11:30, with the defense presenting their concluding statements. The court will retire to the deliberation room to render its verdict.
On January 23, 2019, the prosecutor requested that Dennis Christensen spend 6 years and 6 months in prison.