Oryol Prosecutor Requests 78 Months in Prison for Danish Believer

Photo: Dennis Christensen in Zheleznodorozhny District Court of Oryol, January 2019

On January 23, 2019, concluding pleadings in the case of Jehovah’s Witness Dennis Christensen began in the Zheleznodorozhniy District Court of Oryol. He is charged with “organizing the activity of an extremist organization.” In his final pleadings the prosecutor, Ivan Fomin, requested that Dennis Christensen spend 6 years, 6 months, in prison. Next, Dennis Christensen will present his concluding statements, after which the court will retire to the deliberation room to render its verdict.

Case of Christensen in Oryol

Region:
Oryol Region
Locality:
Oryol
Case number:
11707540001500164
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)
Investigating:
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