A Muscovite was arrested in the subway for anti-war photos on his phone

After the invasion of Ukraine began, the police in Russia began to regularly arrest people for expressing anti-war stances, including after denunciations of them. As a rule, however, administrative or criminal cases are initiated against them for public statements.

In December, the Ministry of Internal Affairs officers detained 19-year-old student Olesya Krivtsova. She was denounced by two classmates. A criminal case was opened against Kryvtsova for Instagram stories and messages in a closed telegram chat of classmates.

In January, the couple was brutally detained in a restaurant in Krasnodar for anti-war statements. Olesya and Aleksey Ovchinnikov had a personal conversation in which words were spoken against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Someone in the restaurant called the police

In March, the police detained a single father, Alexei Moskalev, whose daughter Maria had previously drawn an anti-war cartoon at school. A 54-year-old man was placed in a temporary detention center. The Juvenile Commission came for his daughter and took her to an orphanage.


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