This person is also involved in another criminal case as well:
Terebilov's second case in Kostroma
Updated: July 23, 2024
Name: Terebilov Dmitriy Sergeyevich
Date of Birth: January 2, 1980
Current status: convicted person
Articles of Criminal Code of Russian Federation: 282.2 (2)
Time spent in prison: 128 day in a pre-trial detention, 924 day in prison
Sentence: punishment in the form of imprisonment for a term of 3 years with serving a sentence in a correctional colony of strict regime, with restriction of liberty for a term of 1 year
Currently held in: Detention Center No. 1 in Kostroma region
Address for correspondence: Terebilov Dmitriy Sergeyevich, born 1980, SIZO No. 1 in Kostroma Region, ul. Sovetskaya, 88, g. Kostroma, Russia, 156005

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In the summer of 2018, Dmitriy Terebilov became another victim of criminal prosecution. Despite the fact that thanks to the Bible he got out of prison early, left his old way of life and became a Christian, he was again thrown behind bars — now because of his faith.

Dmitriy was born in 1980 in Kostroma. The only child in the family, he lost his mother early. As a child, Dmitriy was fond of freestyle wrestling and boxing, spent a lot of time on the street with friends. Later, he acquired several specialties: he learned to be a locksmith, cook, sewing master. For some time Dmitriy made his living by sewing clothes, then he worked as a janitor.

Dmitriy had a difficult period in his life — he had several criminal convictions. While behind bars, he decided to read the Bible for the first time. Dmitriy was surprised to discover that this book was different from his ideas about it. He decided to immediately apply what he learned. The positive changes in the prisoner impressed the administration of the correctional institution so much that they petitioned for his early release.

Dmitriy recalls: “Once the Bible changed my life: from an unnecessary criminal, I became a God-fearing person and a useful member of society. I will not be able to remain silent about this, I cannot but thank Jehovah God for such changes, the real meaning of life and hope for the future."

In 2015, Dmitriy married Irina, who shares his views on life. The spouses try to do everything together, they like to go hiking, ride bicycles. Irina likes to embroider.

Dmitriy's criminal prosecution brought anxiety to the daily life of the family and affected Irina's health. Dmitriy's father does not share his son's convictions, but was outraged by the sentence passed on him.

Case History

In July 2018, police officers and a squad of OMON officers searched the apartment of Dmitry Terebilov, in his absence. A year later, the Investigative Committee initiated a criminal case against the believer for participating in the activity of an extremist organization. Soon Terebilov’s home was searched again. The believer was placed under a recognizance agreement and was added to the Rosfinmonitoring list. In September 2020, Dmitry’s case went to court, which a year later sentenced him to 3 years in a strict regime colony. The court of appeal, and then the court of cassation, upheld the verdict. Since February 2022, Terebilov has been serving his sentence in Correctional Colony No. 1 in the Kostroma Region. In April 2023, Dmitry became a defendant in a new criminal case due to conversations about the Bible with another prisoner.