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Hundreds of children have been detained in Moscow during anti-war actions – The Moscow Times

Since the beginning of the war against Ukraine, 412 minors have been detained at anti-war rallies in Moscow. Olga Yaroslavskaya, Commissioner for Children’s Rights in Moscow, told RBC about this.

She clarified that these were “uncoordinated actions” that took place in the capital from February 24 to March 31. On the day of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, 52 teenagers were detained. Of these, 45 people were residents of Moscow, 6 – of the Moscow region, one – of the Tver region. In relation to parents, 19 protocols were drawn up for failure to fulfill their duties of upbringing. The police also wrote out 39 protocols under Part 5 of Art. 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses for violating the rules for participation in a public event, Yaroslavskaya added.

Anti-war actions have been taking place in Russia since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The largest took place on February 24, 27 and March 6. For the first time, people gathered in the area of ​​Pushkin Square in Moscow. Then the Ministry of Internal Affairs reported about 600 detainees “for various violations of public order.” During the second rally, its participants were detained mainly at the Arbatskaya metro station.

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, about 2,500 people took part in an uncoordinated rally in Moscow on March 6, and police officers detained 1,700 people.

One of the most resonant was the detention of five children from 7 to 11 years old with posters “No to war”. They came with their mothers to put flowers at the Ukrainian embassy on March 1. At first they were kept in a paddy wagon, and then they were taken to the Presnenskoye police station. They even wanted to leave parents with children at the police station for the night, but were later released.

On March 4, Vladimir Putin signed a law on criminal liability for “fakes” about the actions of the Russian military. The punishment includes a fine of up to 1.5 million rubles or three years in prison. If the “dissemination of false information” entails serious consequences, they can be imprisoned for a period of 10 to 15 years.

In addition, Art. 280.3 on public actions to “discredit” the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. The punishment for it is a fine in the amount of 30 thousand to 100 thousand rubles.

According to OVD-Info (the authorities of the Russian Federation consider it a “foreign agent”), a total of 15,425 people were detained at anti-war actions in Russia.

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