Urgent Action: Danish Jehovah’s witness jailed for his faith
Danish national and Jehovah’s Witness Dennis Christensen was found guilty on 6 February of “organizing activities of an extremist organization” and sentenced to six years imprisonment by a court in Orel, western Russia. He is a prisoner of conscience imprisoned solely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of religion. He must be immediately and unconditionally released, and his conviction must be quashed.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 26 MARCH 2019
Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Russian to:
Prosecutor of Orel Region
Ivan Vasilievich Poluektov
Fax: +7 4862 76-09-23
Salutation: Dear Prosecutor
And copies to:
Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation
Yurii Yakovlevich Chaika
Prosecutor General’s Office
ul. B. Dmitrovka, d.15a
125993 Moscow GSP- 3
Fax: +7 495 987 58 41/ +7 495 692 17 25
Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.
HIS EXCELLENCY MR ALEXANDER VLADIMIROVICH YAKOVENKO Embassy of Russia 6-7 Kensington Palace Gardens London W8 4QP 020 7229 6412
Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.