Artur Lokhvitsky is known as a respectable citizen and a diligent worker who has a diploma for conscientious work. However, for his peace-loving views and faith in God, he was subjected to religious persecution along with his wife, mother and other believers from Birobidzhan.
Artur was born in 1986 in the village of Belgorodskoye (Jewish Autonomous Region). As a child, he was fond of sports and fishing. He received the specialty of an electrician, in recent years he worked in the fire department.
Arthur became interested in the Bible in his youth. He found convincing evidence for the existence of God and believed in him deeply. In 2018, he married Anna. The couple love to travel, spend time in nature, communicate with friends and play sports.
Criminal prosecution had a negative impact on all spheres of life of the young family. Anna suffered emotional trauma and is forced to undergo expensive medical treatment. At work, Arthur is threatened with dismissal, his bank card is blocked. He had to look for additional income to provide for his family.
Arthur's family and friends are very worried about the unfair persecution of this peaceful, law-abiding person. Despite the absence of victims and real evidence of the believer's guilt, in February 2021, the verdict was announced: 2.5 years of suspended imprisonment. On April 8, the regional court upheld the verdict.