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. 

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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
Ul.Krasnoarmeiskaia, 17a
302040 Orel
Russian Federation
Fax: +7 4862 76-09-23
Email: oroblprok@yandex.ru
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 
Russian Federation 
Fax: +7 495 987 58 41/ +7 495 692 17 25                                
Email: otdel9_3@genproc.gov.ru


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.

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