Updated: December 8, 2023
Name: Shabliy Artem Alekseyevich
Date of Birth: November 11, 1990
Current status: convicted person
Articles of Criminal Code of Russian Federation: 282.2 (2)
Time spent in prison: 2 day in a temporary detention facility
Current restrictions: Suspended sentence
Sentence: punishment in the form of 2 years of imprisonment with deprivation of the right to engage in activities related to leadership and participation in the work of public and religious organizations for a period of 3 years, with restriction of liberty for a period of 6 months; The sentence of imprisonment shall be considered suspended with a probationary period of 3 years


In May 2020, the young Shabliys family survived an assault on their home, during which their eldest child, a 4-year-old boy, cut his legs on the shards of broken windows. After the search, Artem, the head of the family, spent three days in a temporary detention center. Because of the incident, the believer had problems with his work, and his health deteriorated against the background of the stress experienced.

In Kerch (Crimea) in November 1990, Artem was born together with his twin sister, who was named Victoria. As a child, the boy loved sports games, but chose a profession not related to sports. Artem became a builder, and went to work immediately after finishing 9th grade. In addition to work, he is fond of football, table tennis and chess.

Artem's mother raised her children using biblical principles. As a result, the son and daughter made an informed choice and became Christians. According to Artem, the decisive role in this was played by the genuine love of fellow believers for each other and for other people - exactly the kind of love that is written about in the Bible.

Artem met his future wife Svetlana at a young age. They got married in 2013 and are now raising two young sons. The spouse fully shares her husband's religious views. She is a master of manicure by profession, loves to read books and be with her family in nature. Artem and Svetlana especially enjoy the beauty of the Crimean night sky.

The relatives of the spouses consider the suspicions against Artyom to be unfounded and hope for a fair court decision. The believer himself also dreams of returning to normal life as soon as possible, forgetting about the fears of a second search.

Case history

Artem Shabliy, the father of two young children, became accused of participating in the activities of an extremist organization because of his faith in Jehovah God. The criminal case was initiated by investigator Valery Zarubin. He blamed the believer for talking about the Bible with a certain I. Dukhanin, who pretended to be interested in the Bible. In May 2020, security forces searched Shabliy’s house, during which his young child cut his legs on the shards of broken windows. After the search, Artem spent three days in a temporary detention center, after which a written undertaking not to leave was taken from him. Since April 2021, the case has been considered in the Kerch City Court of the Republic of Crimea by Judge Irina Altanets. On February 16, 2022, Artem Shabliy was sentenced to 2 years probation with a probation period of 3 years, essentially for talking about the Bible.