Name: Dennis Ole Christensen
Current status: convicted person
Detained since: 25 May 2017
Current restrictions: pre-trial detention
Currently held in: Detention Centre No. 1 for the Oryol Region
Address for correspondence: Dennis Ole Christensen, born 1972, FKU SIZO-1, UFSIN, Oryol Region, ul. Krasnoarmeyskaya, 10, g. Oryol, 302040
Emails are also accepted via the “FSIN-letter” system.
(Note: the letters must not discuss topics related to criminal prosecution; letters in languages other than Russian to the detention facilities are not accepted.)
Dennis Christensen was born in Copenhagen (Denmark) in 1972 to a family professing the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Dennis has a younger sister, Maybritt, with whom he has had close relationship since childhood. In 1989 Dennis took a conscious decision to get baptised and become one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
In 1991 he finished carpenter courses; in 1993 he received a diploma as a construction technician from the Technical School of the city of Haslev (Denmark). Since the age of 19, Dennis has lived apart from his parents and provided for himself. In 1995 Dennis arrived in St. Petersburg as a volunteer to help in the construction of the branch office of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Solnechnoye. He came to love Russia, and in 1999 he moved to live in the city of Murmansk. There he met his future wife, Irina, who recently had become one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. They married in 2002, and in 2006 they decided to move further south, to the city of Oryol.
In Oryol Dennis worked as an individual entrepreneur, offering his services as a builder and master of interior renovations. Not having children of his own, Dennis enthusiastically engaged in improving the children’s playground in the courtyard of his building on ul. Priborostroitelnaya. Dennis and Irina Christensen have a good relationship with their neighbours.