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Russia: a teenager banned from contact with her father who "discredited" the army


A Russian teenager, placed in a center for minors after her father was convicted of “discrediting” the Russian army in Ukraine, has...

A Russian teenager, placed in a center for minors after her father was convicted of having "discredited" the Russian army in Ukraine, has been banned from all contact with the outside world, the specialized NGO OVD reported on Wednesday March 8. -Info.


Maria Moskalev (...) who ended up in a center for minors after her father Alexei Moskalev was placed under house arrest, does not have the right to telephone her father

", indicated the organization after having discussed with the family lawyer.

"No to war"

The story dates back to April 2022, when this 13-year-old schoolgirl from the Tula region, south of Moscow, made a drawing in plastic arts class against the military intervention in Ukraine.

She had written on it "

No to war

" and "

Glory to Ukraine

", explains the independent Russian media (based in Riga).

Investigators then question the girl and her father, Alexeï Moskalev, for the first time, reports OVD-Info.

The same month, Alexei Moskalev was sentenced by a local court to a fine of 32,000 rubles (400 euros at the current rate) for having written comments on social networks criticizing the Russian offensive.

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Almost a year later, on March 1, the police returned to the home of the teenager and her father, this time accused of having "

discredited the army

" for new online publications, explains the Meduza media.

It was on this occasion that Mr. Moskalev was placed under house arrest by the authorities and his daughter taken to a center for minors in Yefremov, according to the Russian news agency Ria Novosti.

An online petition launched in support of the father and his daughter had collected 65,000 signatures on Wednesday.

The Russian offensive in Ukraine is officially called in Russia a "

special military operation

", and the authorities have introduced a law providing for up to 15 years in prison for any publication of information on the Russian army deemed "



Thousands of Russians who publicly criticized the conflict or alleged abuses by Russian forces in Ukraine have been tried and sentenced to fines or imprisonment under these texts, which have become symbols of the ongoing crackdown on any criticism of the “

special military operation


Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2023-03-08

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