The Moscow City Court left in jail the rector of “Shaninka” Sergey Zuev, who has undergone several operations since his arrest. The defense’s complaint about his detention was rejected, the press service of the court told RBC.
On December 10, his defenders filed petitions for his release from arrest after President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting of the Human Rights Council that there was no need to keep Zuev in jail.
“As for the change in the measure of restraint to the person you mentioned from “Shaninka”, we need to look. I can’t disagree with you here either. I don’t see any need to keep a person behind bars according to the compositions that are imputed to him,” the president said.
Zuev’s lawyer Dmitry Kravchenko called the court’s decision “anti-legal” and meaning “inhumane treatment” of his client. “We also had an incredible number of arguments in the first instance [in favor of a milder measure of restraint], and now we have brought additional documents, including that the medical unit of the pre-trial detention center itself recommends hospitalization and examination of specialists, that Moskalkova asks him to be released. All these documents were attached by the court. But despite all this and the fact that the investigator was incredibly brief and simply said that everything was legal and reasonable,” he said.
According to the lawyer, Zuev’s condition is deteriorating.
The rector of “Shaninka” was detained on October 12. He was charged in the case of embezzlement of 21 million rubles from the Fund for New Forms of Education Development, but the rector of “Shaninka” did not admit his guilt. Zuev’s detention is connected with the case of former Deputy Minister of Education and ex-Vice President of Sberbank Marina Rakova about alleged embezzlement during the conclusion of state contracts for the implementation of the Teacher of the Future project in 2019.
At the end of October, Zuev was taken to the hospital with a myocardial infarction, he underwent heart surgery. On December 3 , Zuev became ill in Tver court, he was called an ambulance.