Christensen Appeal Hearing to Continue May 8

Photo: Waiting for the appeal hearing in Dennis Christensen’s case (May 2019) 

On May 7, 2019, the Oryol Regional Court began reviewing the appeal of Dennis Christensen—one of Jehovah's Witnesses from Denmark—against his guilty verdict. The Dane continues to maintain that he is not guilty of any crime. The hearing will continue on May 8, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the Oryol Regional Court located at Oryol, Krasnoarmeyskaya Street, Building 6. Hearings are also scheduled for May 16 and 17, 2019.

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