Artem Gerasimov

Name: Artem Gerasimov

Country/Area of Origin: Russia

Background: Gerasimov is originally a Danish citizen, though he was living in Crimea at the time of his arrest.

Reason for Arrest:

On March 20, 2019, the Federal Security Service detained Gerasimov following their ambush on private homes in Yalta and Alupka, Crimea. Security officials searched through his belongings and charged him with “organizing extremist activity” before handing down a heavy fine. Following his and his prosecutor’s appeal of the fine, he was sentenced to six and a half years in prison on June 4, 2020.

Latest Updates:

  • In October 2020, Gerasimov began experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, though he was never formally diagnosed.