Oryol Update: Christensen Trial to Continue on January 30, 2019

Dennis Christensen. Photo source: Simon Kruse / Berlingske

The debates of the parties in the case of Danish believer Dennis Christensen will continue in the Zheleznodorozhniy District Court of Oryol on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at 10:30. Afterward, the judge will likely announce that he is taking several days to render his decision.

The defense lawyer will present her concluding statement. Afterward, Dennis Christensen will be given the last word and the court will retire to the deliberation room for sentencing.

Address of the Zheleznodorozhny District Court of Oryol ul. Maxim Gorky, 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