In Novosibirsk, FSB officers detained a scientist in a hospital

The scientist Dmitry Kolker, who was diagnosed with the fourth stage of cancer, was detained by the FSB. He is suspected of transferring data to China, he spoke to students in the republic, said the son of a scientist 756566182798702.jpg” alt=”In Novosibirsk, FSB officers detained a scientist in the hospital” />

Dmitry Kolker

In the Novosibirsk clinic, FSB officers detained Dmitry Kolker, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, head of the laboratory of quantum optical technologies of Novosibirsk State University (NSU), then searched his apartment, investigators seized all the equipment, a relative of the scientist told RBC.

“We found a lawyer. All this data is classified as “secret”. We cannot contact him yet, — he said, adding that Kolker was detained at seven o'clock in the morning, they plan to take him to a Moscow pre-trial detention center.

RBC sent a request to the press service of Novosibirsk State University and to the Federal Security Service of Russia in the Novosibirsk region.

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The son of Dmitry Kolker, Maxim, told Taiga.info that the scientist is charged with providing China with data that contained state secrets. In an interview with the publication, he could not clarify the number of the article of the Criminal Code, justifying this by the fact that the investigators spoke of “secrecy”; affairs. According to the publication, the case may be related to the persecution of Sergey Bagaev, scientific director of the Institute of Laser Physics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Alexei Taichenachev, director of the institute. They pass under the article on fraud on an especially large scale (part 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code). According to TASS, in 2017 the institute signed a contract worth 2 billion rubles. for the development of the optical system of the laser with the “daughter” Institute, which was led by Bagaev. The investigation considers the contract fictitious, since the work on it was carried out by the employees of the institute in its premises and on its equipment.

Maxim Kolker said that the scientist gave lectures to students in China, and an FSB officer was next to him all the time, and conversations and speeches in English were prohibited.

“Any, even a poster report, is certified in special places to confirm the absence of state secrets»,— he wrote.

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“I want to note that we have a documented ruling that he took barbiturates (sedatives. — RBC). All testimonies given under psychotropic substances have no legal force. Today he was taken from the hospital by FSB officers. Human rights activists have already taken up this case,— Mironova wrote.

The NSU website says that Dmitry Kolker— graduate of the Faculty of Physics and Technology of Novosibirsk State Technical University (NSTU) with a degree in physical electronics, his research interests are nonlinear optics, spectroscopy and laser metrology.

Kolker is also a professor at NSTU, where he teaches the following disciplines : design of laser systems and physics of optical phenomena.

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