According to MK, 53-year-old Melnikov, who heads the European Center for Surrogacy, was contacted July 13 around midnight. It is reported that after that Melnikov was detained and transported to Petrovka 38, to the temporary detention center. After being escorted, he was sent to the city hospital No. 20 - businessman has the foot phlegmon and it became aggravated.
The publication suggests that Melnikov may be associated with the case of four doctors - obstetricians and reproductologists, previously arrested by the Basmanny court. Doctors dealt with the problems of surrogacy. Now they are charged with an article on human trafficking.
It is known that now two heads of medical centers, three doctors and three other employees are going on this case. Earlier, a dead newborn baby was found in an apartment in Odintsovo, in the village of VNIISOK - a surrogate mother gave birth to him at the end of 2019 for a couple from the Philippines.
Earlier, Melnikov said that he was picking up surrogate mothers for Alla Pugachyova and Maxim Galkin.