The jailing and six-year prison sentence handed down to Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia has been widely condemned by the international community, including the EU.
Their arrests follow the jailing of Danish-born Dennis Christensen, a Danish national, by a Russian court in the city of Oryol on February 19. The case dated back to May 2017 when Christensen was arrested by Russia’s FSB security service agents after they raided a peaceful religious meeting of Jehovah's Witnesses in Oryol.
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