A police officer patrols a square in the town of Oryol on Feb. 5, 2019, a day before the city’ court is due to announce the verdict in the trial against Dennis Christensen, a Danish Jehovah’s Witness accused of extremism.

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Russian law enforcement officers in Siberia detained an adherent of the Jehovah’s Witnesses late one evening this week and drove him to a secluded area where they beat him violently and threatened him, his lawyer said on Feb. 14.

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