Judge of the Presnensky District Court of Moscow
ARTEMOV, Sergey Alexandrovich was appointed justice of the peace of the judicial section 378 of the Presnensky district in the city of Moscow on April 13, 2016. By decree of the President of the Russian Federation of October 11, 2018, he was appointed a judge of the Presnensky District Court.
Carrying out political repressions using his official position.
Judge Artemov, who took the post of judge of the Presnensky court at the end of 2018, has already managed to take part in politically motivated cases and in questionable and unjust sentencing. Less than a month after his appointment, he arrested 14-year-old schoolboy Kirill Kuzminkin on suspicion of making a bomb. According to the prosecution, the schoolchild allegedly was about to commit a terrorist attack on National Unity Day on November 4 during the Russian March in Moscow after the suicide bombing in the office of the FSB in Arkhangelsk by an anarchist student. Six months later, the Investigative Committee softened the charge against the teenager, leaving him with a charge of storing and manufacturing explosives.
In May 2019, Sergey Artemov arrested a disabled student Daniel Bondar on suspicion of organizing an extremist community. According to investigators, he taught members of the National Bloc movement shooting, supposedly, to organize riots with violence against police officers. The man had had a disability, and while he was beaten during detention, he was also diagnosed with retinal detachment.
Judge Artemov took part in the Moscow case, the criminal prosecution of opposition activists protesting against refusals to register independent candidates for elections to the Moscow City Duma. The peaceful protest on June 27, 2019, culminated in a brutal crackdown by the police and the Russian Guard and about one and a half thousand detainees. On August 2, 2019, he arrested activist and librarian Ivan Podkopaev for allegedly spraying pepper spray in the direction of the Russian Guard officers. On August 5, Judge Artemov arrested a volunteer of a candidate Ivan Zhdanov, a student Daniil Konon in the case of “organizing mass riots.” As a result, Podkopaev received three years in a penal colony (subsequently reduced to two), and Konon’s criminal prosecution was terminated due to lack of corpus delicti.