The father of the former director of the Anti-Corruption Foundation Ivan Zhdanov, Yuri Zhdanov, was transferred to the Nizhny Novgorod SIZO-1. About this Zhdanov himself reported в Twitter.
“Father was transferred from a distant pre-trial detention center in the Nizhny Novgorod region to SIZO-1 in Nizhny. For a long time or just a stage – we don’t know, ”the ex-director of FBK noted.
On January 12, it became known that Yuri Zhdanov was in pre-trial detention center-3 of the Nizhny Novgorod region, in the village of Annenkovskiy quarry.
“Yuri Pavlovich has already been released. And he was formally detained for violating the subscription. At the same time, he himself did not give a subscription and, in general, the verdict does not indicate how it should work. In general, visiting an 83-year-old aunt was considered a violation of the subscription. Although, humanly, Yury Pavlovich, who served nine months in a pre-trial detention center on trumped-up charges, can be understood, ”said lawyer Vladimir Voronin.
We recall that earlier the court acknowledged Yuri Zhdanov guilty of committing fraud and forgery and sentenced him to three years probation with a two-year probationary period. Zhdanov was ordered to be released in the courtroom.
The state prosecution demanded that he be sentenced to three years in prison.
66-year-old Zhdanov arrested March 29 last year on charges of abuse of office. A criminal case was initiated due to the fact that he, being a member of the housing commission, recommended the head of the village of Iskateley to allocate an apartment to a local resident under a social contract. Later, the contract was terminated – it turned out that the family had already received a housing subsidy. The administration returned the apartment through the court. Ivan Zhdanov noted that a year ago, an audit in this case did not reveal any violations, and the head of the village, by whose order the apartment was allocated, did not become a defendant in the criminal case.
In May Zhdanov retrained an article on abuse of power (part 1 of article 286 of the Criminal Code) to more serious articles on official forgery (art. 292 of the Criminal Code) and fraud on an especially large scale (part 4 of article 159 of the Criminal Code). The investigation believes that Zhdanov issued a recommendation for selfish purposes. According to Voronin, no evidence of “self-interest” was presented by the investigation.
In June, the Moscow City Court recognized the Anti-Corruption Fund, the Fund for the Protection of Citizens’ Rights and the headquarters of Alexei Navalny as extremist organizations. Former Director of FBK Ivan Zhdanov announced on the international wanted list, and later turned on in the list of terrorists and extremists of Rosfinmonitoring.
In a conversation with The Insider, Ivan Zhdanov noted that the inclusion in the Rosfinmonitoring list did not come as a surprise to him.
“They used to announce “foreign agents” on Fridays, now they will announce “extremists” and “terrorists”. It has long been clear that in Russia there are three gradations: “foreign agent”, “undesirable organization” and “extremist” or “terrorist” (in fact, they are equal to each other). We are pioneers in almost all of these gradations. From obvious political activists, Leonid and I became pioneers in this list of Rosfinmonitoring. This will now be accepted political practice. It may happen that, for example, in six months, the recognition of a new “extremist” or “terrorist” every Friday will no longer be any special news, as it is now happening with the inclusion of “foreign agents” on the list. What does this inclusion mean to me in a practical sense? Probably nothing. I had practically no money on accounts in Russian banks, ”added the ex-head of the FBK.