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Oryol Regional Court Left Innocent Believer in CustodyOryol Region
On June 21, 2017, the Court of Appeal found justified the most severe measure of restraint for a peaceful meek man, Dennis Christensen, who had already spent 4 weeks in the Oryol pre-trial detention center just for reading the Bible with his brothers and sisters in faith. Hearing the court's ruling, many of those present in the hall could not hold back their tears.
FSB investigators are investigating Dennis, charging him with "organizing the activities of an extremist organization." Insisting on the most severe measure of restraint, law enforcement officers inaccurately informed the court that Dennis Christensen, a Danish citizen, was allegedly the head of the banned local religious organization of Jehovah's Witnesses in the city of Orel. In fact, he was never not only a leader, but also a member of this organization. Lawyers continue to work actively to prove the complete innocence of the believer.