Week-ending 19 June 2020
RUSSIAN FEDERATION: PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE MUST BE RELEASED: DENNIS CHRISTENSEN
On 23 June, Jehovah’s Witness Dennis Christensen will have a parole hearing at the Lgov District Court, in western Russia. Dennis Christensen, a Danish national living in Russia, was arrested in 2017 and prosecuted for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of religion. If the parole is not granted, he will be imprisoned until May 2022. He is a prisoner of conscience persecuted solely for his faith and must be released immediately and unconditionally.
Source: Amnesty International, 16 June 2020
Photo: United States Commission on International Religious Freedom