The court sentenced Aleksey Moskalev, the father of a schoolgirl who made an anti-war drawing, to two years in prison. A man was found guilty of discrediting the Russian army for posts on social networks. Moskalev himself was not present at the announcement of the verdict, according to Mediazona (recognized as a foreign agent in the Russian Federation). However, Moskalev, who was under house arrest, escaped.
“The verdict was announced today, but the defendant was not present because he escaped last night,” spokeswoman Olga Dyachuk said.
Moskalev raised his sixth grade daughter alone. After the Efremov inter-district court sentenced the man to house arrest on March 2, his daughter was sent to an orphanage. According to the court decision, the schoolgirl was sent to the care of social services while serving her father’s term.
Also on April 6, the court will consider the demand to deprive Moskalev of parental rights – after that, the girl’s stay in the shelter may formally become legalized, writes the Caution, News Telegram channel.
The security forces drew attention to the 53-year-old resident of Efremov, Tula region, after his daughter made an anti-war drawing at school in an art lesson. The man was detained for leaving comments on social networks discrediting the Russian Armed Forces.
Moskalev was also fined 32,000 rubles. However, in December, a criminal case was opened against the man for repeated discrediting.
The prosecution asked Moskaleva for two years in prison in the case of discrediting the Russian army. The prosecutor noted that the man should also be banned from using the Internet for three years. A mitigating circumstance is the presence of a minor daughter of Moskalev, an aggravating circumstance is a violation of the law during the period of the SVO in Ukraine.
Earlier, in an interview with Daily Storm, the head of the State Duma Committee on Family, Women and Children, Nina Ostanina, called sending Moskalev’s daughter to an orphanage “an outrage.” The deputy believes that separation will not be better for either the father or the child himself. Therefore, Ostanina decided to personally investigate what had happened and sent a request to the governor of the Tula region, Alexei Dyumin, and to the Ministry of Education.