A Knife Was Planted at the Prison Cell of Dennis Christensen as a Pressure Tactic. Soon Members of the Presidential Council Visited Him

Photo: Dennis Christensen, 2019 

At the end of July 2019, employees of the colony where Dennis Christensen was serving his sentence planted a knife at his cell - and, armed with a video camera, they immediately “found” it there. This incident was used to pressure the believer. Supporting him shortly thereafter was the visit of Andrey Babushkin from the presidential Human Rights Council. Human rights activists were interested in the conditions of his detention and respect for human rights.

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