Chronicles of persecution of scientists

Alexander Lukanin

Alexander Lukanin
Date of incident: September 30, 2020
Type of violation: arrest, sentence to 7.5 years in a maximum security prison
Institution: Tomsk State University

Summary: On September 30, 2020, 64-year-old scientist Alexander Lukanin was detained on suspicion of transferring certain technologies to China.
On October 20, 2022, the Tomsk Regional Court found physicist Alexander Lukanin guilty of treason (Article 275 of the Criminal Code). Taking into account Article 64 of the Criminal Code, which provides for the imposition of a more lenient punishment than provided, he was sentenced to 7,5 years in a maximum security prison and restriction of freedom for two years.

Sources: Meduza, The Moscow Times, Interfax