On February 15, 2019, mass searches were carried out in the homes of believers in Surgut. This was followed by beatings and torture of at least 7 believers. Among others, Artyom Kim reported torture. What is known about him?
Artem was born in 1988 in Surgut. As a child, he was fond of football, basketball and volleyball. After graduating from school, he graduated from the Surgut Petroleum College and has been working in the field of information technology for several years. He has many friends whom he helps with the repair of computer equipment and cars.
As a teenager, Artem heard about the Bible from his mother, who was guided by her advice when raising her son. What he learned seemed reasonable and logical to him. In 2013 he married Nadezhda.
Due to injuries received at school, Artem had to leave sports, but at the beginning of 2019, together with his wife, he mastered snowboarding. The couple even decided to go to a ski resort with friends at the end of February. It was not possible to implement these plans - the criminal case took all Artyom's free time, and the torture further undermined his health.
Artem's relatives are shocked and outraged by what is happening. It pains them to see that in a civilized society it is possible to persecute peaceful and decent people, and even more so when it is associated with inhuman torture.