More than 400 teenagers have been detained since February at anti-war rallies in Moscow

More than 400 minors were detained at anti-war actions in Moscow in February-March. On the day the operation began in Ukraine, 52 teenagers were detained and 19 protocols were drawn up for failure to fulfill parental duties

412 minors were detained at uncoordinated actions in Moscow from February 24 to March 31. This was reported to RBC by Olga Yaroslavskaya, Commissioner for Children's Rights in Moscow.

According to the children's ombudsman, on the first day of anti-war actions on February 24, 52 teenagers were taken to the territorial offices of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow. Of these, 45 people were residents of Moscow, six— Moscow region, and another— Tver region.

Following the results of February 24, 19 protocols were drawn up for failure by parents to fulfill their obligations to raise minors (part 1 of article 5.35 of the Code of Administrative Offenses) and 39 protocols for violation of the rules for participation in a public event (part 5 of art. 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses), noted Olga Yaroslavskaya.

Since the beginning of February, several uncoordinated anti-war actions have taken place in Russia, the largest ones took place on February 24 and 27, as well as on March 6. On the day of the start of the military operation in Ukraine, people gathered in the area of ​​Pushkin Square in Moscow, the Ministry of Internal Affairs later reported 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 2.5 thousand people took part in the uncoordinated rally in Moscow on March 6, and police officers detained 1.7 thousand people.

On March 4, Vladimir Putin signed a law criminalizing fakes about the actions of the Russian military in the framework of the special operation. It provides for punishment in the form of a fine of up to 1.5 million rubles. or three years in prison for publicly disseminating knowingly false information about the actions of the Russian military. If the dissemination of false information causes serious consequences, then the punishment will be from ten to 15 years in prison.

In addition, Art. 280.3 (public actions aimed at discrediting the use of the armed forces in order to protect the interests of Russia and its citizens, to maintain international peace and security). Punishment under this article — a fine of 30,000 to 100,000 rubles.

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