Accused of treason, the scientist refused to deal with the investigation
75-year-old scientist Victor Kudryavtsev, accused of treason, refused to deal with the investigation, said the lawyer of "Team 29" Ivan Pavlov representing interests of Kudryavtseva.
According to Pavlov, the scientist promised to release from prison in exchange for the guilty plea and slander his apprentice, but he refused to do it. "The main desire Kudryavtseva now is to be home, with family, - Pavlov noted. But even for such an opportunity he could not make a deal with his own conscience".
Leading researcher of the Central research Institute of mechanical engineering Victor Kudryavtsev was arrested and placed in SIZO "Lefortovo" on July 20. He is suspected of passing secret information to the Belgian Institute of hydrodynamics. Guilt scientist does not recognize. Protection Kudryavtseva insists that he has more than 20 years do not have access to classified information.
In addition, the lawyers believe that a scientist is being held under arrest illegally: Kudryavtseva diabetes, hypertension, he also had a heart attack. Protection fears that in the conditions of the detention center, he may not live to trial.
A petition demanding the release of Victor Kudryavtsev from the detention center was signed by more than 110 thousand people. On Tuesday, signatures were sent to the presidential administration and the FSB of Russia.