In Oryol Region, Jehovah’s Witness, Danish citizen, in Detention for Two Months

Photo: Dennis Christensen, 2009

Respected among his circle of fellow believers, 44-year-old Danish citizen Dennis Christensen was sent to the Oryol Detention Centre for two months. He is charged with continuing the activity of an organisation that has been banned for extremism (Article 282.2 of the Russian Criminal Code).

Case of Christensen in Oryol

Oryol Region
Case number:
Current stage:
trial in appellate court
Suspected of:
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)
Article of the Russian Criminal Code:
282.2 (1)
Investigative Department of the Directorate of the FSB of Russia for the Oryol Region
Case initiated:
23 May 2017

Number of the case in court: 1-37/1

Considering on the merits: Zheleznodorozhnyy District Court of the City of Oryol

Judge: Aleksei Nikolaevich Rudnev

Appellate Court: Oryol Regional Court

Persons in the case