On May 15, 2018, the Kingdom of Denmark submitted to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) a statement of membership as a third person in the case of Christensen v. Russia.
The complaint was filed with the ECHR in June 2017, after Russian courts made an unreasonable decision to detain Dennis Christensen, a Danish citizen, who was arrested in Orel solely because he professed the religion of Jehovah’s Witnesses. (Russian law enforcement officers mistakenly accept the joint confession of citizens for participation in an extremist organization.) The complaint was accompanied by a written request from Christensen himself for the urgent consideration of the case. On September 4, 2017, the ECHR declared the complaint admissible and sent questions to the Russian government regarding the circumstances of the case.
It all started a year ago, on May 26, 2017, when Svetlana Naumova, a judge of the Sovetsky District Court of Orel, without proper reason decided to elect a measure of restraint in the form of detention for Dennis Christensen, thereby altering key constitutional and basic human law of Christensen the right to liberty and security of person, which is second only to the right to life. 4 weeks later, on June 21, 2017, the Oryol Regional Court upheld the decision of the lower court.