Professor Savva transferred to house arrest

posted 5 Dec 2013, 13:02 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 5 Dec 2013, 13:04 ]
5 December 2013

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Mikhail Savva, a professor at Kuban State University and director of grant programmes at the Southern Regional Resource Centre, has been transferred from a pre-trial detention centre to house arrest.

According to Elema Savva, Mikhail’s wife, today’s consideration at the regional court of a complaint brought by federal human rights ombudsman Vladimir Lukin on behalf of defendant Mikhail Savva came as a surprise both for his family and his lawyers.

Elena Savva has reported on her Facebook page that the conditions for house arrest are very strict. As a rule, only those registered as living in the apartment designated as a place for house arrest have the right to communicate with the person under house arrest.

As a result of the illness of Judge Vasily Makhov, the next hearing in the trial of Mikhail Savva at the Pervomaisky district court has been postponed for an indefinite period, reports.