Concluding statements in the case of the Dennis Christensen began in the District Court of Oryol on January 23, 2019.
The debates of the parties in the case of Danish believer Dennis Christensen will continue on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at 10:30.
On January 23, 2019, the prosecutor requested that Dennis Christensen spend 6 years and 6 months in prison. Pleadings will continue on January 28, 2019 at 11:30, with the defense presenting their concluding statements. The court will retire to the deliberation room to render its verdict.
On January 23, 2019, the prosecutor requested that Dennis Christensen spend 6 years and 6 months in prison.
Concluding pleadings in the trial of Danish citizen in Oryol will begin on January 23, 2019 at 10:30. The prosecution will announce the sentence they are requesting be imposed on Dennis Christensen.
Dennis Christensen confirmed that he practices the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He analysed the motives imputed to him by the investigation, pointed out inconsistencies in the charges, exposed the secret witness for the prosecution and said that he was innocent.
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.