The prosecution will announce the sentence they are requesting be imposed on the believer. After pleadings the court will retire to the deliberation room to render its verdict.
Eleven sessions have taken place. Among other things, photos were discussed showing Christensen and his wife in a supermarket next to a man dressed in a fairy-tale outfit.
A schematic presentation of facts relating to Russia’s criminal prosecution of the Danish citizen because of his religion.
Four hearings took place in September in the Dennis Christensen case. The court explored materials on digital media that were seized from the Christensens and other Oryol residents.
On 26 September 2018, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) announced that Dennis Christensen was included on the list of “Religious Prisoners of Conscience”.
Dennis Christensen, who has been in a detention centre for more than a year, is on trial for his faith. We present a brief overview of the judicial hearings since the beginning of July.
The surname of Orthodox theologian Oleg Kurdyumov was again mentioned in court.
Two witnesses were questioned over five sessions; one of them is a secret witness. In addition, secret video recordings of religious services were explored.
The court explored some case materials, refused to restrict media coverage of the process and began questioning a secret witness, who, as the lawyers stated, is not really secret.
Next, the prosecution questions an unusual witness. His name will be kept secret, his face will not be visible, and his voice will be changed. In this regard, the lawyers made a curious statement …
Questioning of a prosecution witness continues, Vera Banshchikova, a follower of the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Two witnesses were examined by the prosecution: a man residing in the vicinity of the building used for religious services of Jehovah’s Witnesses and a local woman professing this religion.
On 15 May 2018, two witnesses called by the State were examined in court, an FSB officer and a local resident who professes the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
The hearing continued in the Zheleznodorozhnyy District Court of Oryol. Three prosecution witnesses were examined.
On this day in court, a prosecution witness was examined, a 78-year-old local resident who professes the teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
On this day in court, in the case of Jehovah’s Witness Dennis Christensen, two prosecution witnesses were examined: an FSB officer and a woman who attended religious services from 2013 to 2015.
On this day in court, charges were announced against Dennis Christensen, who is charged because of his religion. The defendant and his lawyers expressed their view.
Jehovah’s Witness Dennis Christensen, who has been behind bars for his religion, was given time to review the remaining volumes of the criminal case. The hearing will continue on 23 April 2018.