Sixth-grader Maria Moskaleva, who drew an anti-war cartoon at school in the spring of 2022, was denied release from an orphanage in the Tula region, despite the fact that her father Alexei was house arrest. On this subject writing “7×7”.
At Rehabilitation Center No. 5, where Maria is, they told the publication that the girl was not allowed to return home “and they will not be released.” An employee of the center refused to explain the reasons for this decision and also “asked me to stop writing” about Maria.
Volunteer Elena Agafonova, who helps the Moskalev family, told 7×7 that she will visit the center on March 6 and find out the fate of the girl there.
At the same time as said “Holod” (the founder of the publication, Taisiya Bekbulatova, is included in the list of foreign agents), the lawyer for Maria’s father, Vladimir Bilienko, on the eve of the investigative commission issued a decision to “release “the daughter of the orphanage. “However, according to rumors, Maria Moskaleva is not allowed to return home by order of the Juvenile Affairs Committee,” writes Kholod. The lawyer noted that representatives of the commission could have taken legal action to restrict Alexei’s parental rights, although there is no specific information about this.
The day before, March 3, RIA Novosti, citing an emergency services source reportedthat the court received a lawsuit to limit Moskalev’s parental rights in relation to his daughter. According to the interlocutor, the security guards were interested in the fact that Maria has not been to school for a long time, “and the father did not contact the teacher, and for this reason that the police came to the family, and not because of the school drawing.The source of the agency also added that Alexei Moskalev was assigned a psychiatric examination.
The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Tula region told the agency that in the social rehabilitation center where Maria was sent, “the child is being prepared for the return to normal educational activities”. . They also said that “a search is underway to locate the child’s mother, who now lives apart from her daughter”.
Bilienko explained that while such requests are being considered, a child can be removed from a parent who poses a threat, but such interim measures can only come into effect by a court order, not a juvenile affairs commission. . “I think it’s kind of arbitrary,” the attorney said.
Persecution of the Moskalevs
On March 1, in the Tula region, police detained a 53-year-old resident of the city of Efremov, Aleksey Moskalev, accused of repeatedly “discrediting” the army (Article 280.3 of the Criminal Code ), and put in an isolation ward. As the man’s lawyer, Vladimir Bilienko, said, Moskalev is accused of leaving comments on Odnoklassniki in which he spoke out against the military conflict.
On the same day, his daughter Maria, who had previously drawn an anti-war cartoon, was sent to an orphanage. However, on March 2, the Efremov interdistrict court of the Tula region decided to place Moskalev under house arrest. In this case, the man must return his daughter, who has been in a rehabilitation center for two days.
The details of the persecution of the Moskalevs were related by Dozhd*. According to the TV channel, in April 2022, during an art class, Maria drew a drawing with anti-war content: the Russian and Ukrainian flags were depicted on it, while the first said “No to war”. , and the second read “Glory to Ukraine”. The drawing also depicted a woman with a child on which rockets flew.
According to Moskalev, after teacher Larisa Trofimova saw the drawing, she called the police at the school. Then the security forces became interested in the Moskalevs, studied Alexei’s comments on social networks and wrote an administrative report on him to “discredit” the troops, for which he was fined 32 thousand rubles. After that, Maria stopped going to school.
Subsequently, in December, they came to the Moskalevs with searches and filed a new lawsuit against Alexei. Maria was also taken to a shelter, but then Alexei took the girl from the center, after which they left Efremov and began to live in another city.
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