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Russia: Jehovah’s Witness Faces 10-Year Sentence

Expand Dennis Christensen in Orel. © 2011 Jehovah’s Witnesses (Moscow) – Russian authorities should drop the charges against a Jehovah’s Witness adherent for practicing his faith and release him immediately, Human Rights Watch said today. On April 3, 2018, a criminal court in Orel is slated to begin the trial of Dennis Christensen, a 46-year old Danish citizen who has been in pretrial custody for nearly 11 months. If convicted on charges of organizing activities of an “extremist organization,” he faces up to 10 years in prison. “Russian authorities are seeking to punish a Jehovah’s Witness…

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