Updated: May 28, 2024
Name: Logins Sergey Pavlovich
Date of Birth: September 18, 1961
Current status: convicted person
Articles of Criminal Code of Russian Federation: 282.2 (1), 282.3 (1)
Time spent in prison: 2 day in a temporary detention facility, 51 day in a pre-trial detention
Current restrictions: recognizance agreement
Sentence: punishment in the form of 7 years of imprisonment, with deprivation of the right to engage in activities related to leadership and participation in the work of public organizations for a period of 3 years, with restriction of liberty for a period of 1 year, punishment in the form of imprisonment shall be considered suspended with a probationary period of 4 years


On February 15, 2019, one of the most massive actions of intimidation of believers at that time took place in Surgut (Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug). Security forces broke into the homes of local residents throughout the city, some were tortured, and criminal cases were initiated against 19 people. One of them is Sergey Loginov. He reported that he was tortured in the building of the Investigative Committee of Surgut, after which he was sent to a pre-trial detention center. What is known about him?

Sergey was born in 1961 in Bashkiria. He was left without both parents early, for many years he cared for his aunt until her death. Since childhood, he has been accustomed to cultivating the land. Later he received the specialty of an energy engineer. He has lived in Surgut for the last 30 years, most of whom have been studying the Bible. Single.

Since 2010, Sergey has been working at TyumenEnergo JSC, where he has the most positive characteristics. He received awards from the Governor of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug and the Ministry of Fuel and Energy of Russia.

"He has established himself as a competent, proactive and competent employee," says Sergey's description from his place of work. - He made a huge contribution to the development of the energy sector of the Northern region. With his direct participation, more than 60 substations were put into operation. He proved to be a talented mentor of young people. He has prepared more than one generation of power engineers for work. He has not lost his working enthusiasm and now, with redoubled energy, passes on theoretical and practical knowledge to the younger generation of specialists engaged in high-frequency relay protection, passing on to them his rich experience and professional knowledge in the field of design features of equipment for distribution networks and substations, in conducting emergency and fire drills. For many years it has been working without accidents and does not allow injuries. His work was repeatedly noted by orders for fruitful work. Excellent at qualification exams. In the team, he enjoys well-deserved respect for his conscientiousness, responsiveness and cordial attitude towards colleagues.

Case History

In February 2019, the Investigative Committee opened a criminal case against 18 men and 1 woman from Surgut (among them was a man mistaken for a Jehovah’s Witness). Their homes were searched. During the interrogations, 7 believers were subjected to violence. Artur Severinchik was sent to a pre-trial detention center for 29 days, and Yevgeny Fedin and Sergey Loginov - for 56. Timofey Zhukov was illegally placed in a psychiatric hospital for 14 days. Believers complained about the use of torture to the Investigative Committee, the ECHR and the Commissioner for Human Rights, a press conference was held with the participation of human rights defenders, but none of the security forces was ever brought to justice. In October 2021, the case materials were submitted to the court. The prosecutor requested imprisonment for the defendants for a term of 3 years and 3 months to 8.5 years in prison, and for Loginov - 9.5 years, which was the most severe request for punishment for believing in Jehovah God in modern Russia.