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Russia Jails Danish Citizen For Being A Jehovah Witness

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Russia Jails Danish Citizen For Being A Jehovah Witness

Russia Jails Danish Citizen For Being A Jehovah Witness

Reuters reports that a Russian court has found a Danish citizen guilty of organizing an extremist group and sentenced him to six years in prison.

Dennis Christensen, a 46-year-old adherent to the Jehovah Witness faith was arrested at a prayer meeting in May of 2017 in Oryol, Russia.

Russia’s Supreme Court has ruled the group “extremist” and ordered it to disband nationwide.

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Russia Jails Danish Citizen For Being A Jehovah Witness

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