Concluding Pleadings in Trial of Danish Citizen in Oryol to Begin on January 21

Dennis Christensen. Photo: Simon Kruse / Berlingske

On January 21, 2019 at 11:00, hearings in the case of Dennis Christensen will continue in the Zheleznodorozhniy District Court of Oryol. The parties will begin presenting their concluding pleadings, and the prosecution will announce the sentence they are requesting be imposed on the believer. Next, Dennis Christensen will present his final statements, after which the court will retire to the deliberation room to render its verdict. Address of the court: Oryol, Maxim Gorky Street, 45-a.

Case of Christensen in Oryol

Oryol Region
Case number:
Current stage:
verdict took effect
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