DISTRICT COURT OF OREL AGAIN EXTENDS DETENTION OF DANISH CITIZEN BELIEVER FOR THREE MONTHS

Jehovah's Witnesses in Russia, 20 November 2017

On 20 November 2017, a judge of the Soviet district court of the city of Orel decided to leave a law-abiding Jehovah's Witness behind bars, extending until 23 February 2018 his detention in custody.

A local resident, Dennis Christensen, who has Danish citizenship and is married to an Orel woman, was arrested on 25 May 2017 during a Bible study, which he was attending along with his wife Irina.

Personnel of the F.S.B., investigating the case, declared without reason that Christensen "was continuing" the activity of the local religious organization of Jehovah's Witnesses in the city of Orel, which had been liquidated by a court decision. Meanwhile, the believer was never a member of this organization, of which the court could have been convinced easily by simply looking at the documents received from the local...
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