Russia Current PoC

Dennis Christensen

Name: Dennis Christensen Country/Area of Origin: Russia Background: Dennis Christensen is a practicing Jehovah’s Witness. Since 2017, the government of Russia has embarked on a campaign to target and detain Jehovah’s witnesses and shut down their churches in different localities. Reason for Arrest: In 2017, the Federal Security Service ambushed a worship service for Jehovah’s …

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Gennadiy Shpakovsky

Picture by Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia Name: Gennadiy Shpakovsky Age: 61 Country/Area of Origin: Russia Background: Gennadiy Shpakovsky, along with his wife and daughter, are practicing Jeahovah’s Witnesses. Jehovah’s Witnesses have historically been persecuted by the Russian government, and in 2017 the religious sect was determined to be an extremist ideology. Handfuls of Jehovah’s Witnesses …

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Sakhib Aliev

Name:    Sakhib Aliev    Country/Area of Origin: St. Petersburg, Russia Background:  Religious official with Scientology religious group St. Petersburg , born in July 1984.  Member of the Scientology religious order, the Sea Organization. Reason for Arrest: On June 6, 2017, FSB police and SWAT teams raided the Scientology religious group in St. Petersburg and arrested several …

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Anastasia Terentyeva

Name: Anastasia Terentyeva Country/Area of Origin: St. Petersburg, Russia Background:  External Affairs Director of the Scientology religious group in St. Petersburg, born in 1979. She has been volunteering with the St. Petersburg Scientology religious group since 1998.  She is divorced with no children. Reason for Arrest: On June 6, 2017, FSB police and SWAT teams …

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