Update on Date of Concluding Pleadings in Trial of Danish Citizen in Oryol

Dennis Christensen. Photo source: Simon Kruse / Berlingske

Concluding pleadings in the trial of Danish citizen in Oryol will begin on January 23, 2019 at 10:30. 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 Zheleznodorozhniy District Court: Oryol, Maxim Gorky Street, 45-a.

Case of Christensen in Oryol

Oryol Region

Locality: Oryol

Case number: 11707540001500164

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

Current stage: trial in appellate court

Guilty charges: 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)

Case initiated: 23 May 2017

Investigating: Investigative Department of the Directorate of the FSB of Russia for the Oryol Region

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