Date of incident: April 12, 2021
Type of violation: Sentence to 12 years in a maximum security prison on charges of treason
Institution: The Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Summary: The case against Valery Golubkin was opened on April 12, 2021, on the same day he was arrested and sent to the Lefortovo pre-trial detention center. Physicist, employee of the Zhukovsky Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI), MIPT professor Valery Golubkin was accused of treason. Golubkin categorically denied his guilt.
On June 26, 2023, the Moscow City Court sentenced Valery Golubkin to 12 years in a maximum security prison. The trial took place behind closed doors, since the materials of the criminal case are classified. The scientist insisted on his innocence.
Update September 25, 2023: The first appellate court of general jurisdiction recognized as legal the sentence of MIPT professor Valery Golubkin, who was sentenced to 12 years in prison for treason, RIA Novosti reports.