In the three months after the sentence imposed on Dennis Christensen, similar cases were initiated in 25 cities of Russia, 74 people became accused or suspected, 28 of them were thrown in jail (for some of them, that preventive measure was softened later), and 141 families were searched in their homes.
What Has Changed in the Religious Life of Russia After the Jailing of Dennis Christensen?
13 May 2019
Case of Christensen in Oryol
verdict took effect
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:
Investigative Department of the Directorate of the FSB of Russia for the Oryol Region
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