The girl drew the Russian and Ukrainian flags with messages “No to war” and “Glory to Ukraine”
Russian man Alexei Moskalev was arrested after fleeing house arrest where he was held for two years in prison for his daughter’s anti-war drawing at school. The girl herself drew the Russian and Ukrainian flags with the messages “No to war” and “Glory to Ukraine” instead of a drawing in favor of the Russian Armed Forces.
Russian man Alexei Moskalev has been arrested after fleeing from house arrest where he was being held after being sentenced to two years in prison by the justice system. The sentence was due to his daughter drawing a pacifist image at school with messages against war.
The girl was supposed to draw a picture in favor of the Russian Armed Forces, but she finally decided to draw the Russian and Ukrainian flags along with the messages “No to war” and “Glory to Ukraine”. According to the authorities, the girl’s father had posted messages on social media contradicting the Kremlin’s official position on the invasion of the neighboring country.
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The pacifist image drawn by Moskalev’s daughter was not well received by Russian authorities and her father was sentenced to two years in prison. However, Moskalev decided to flee from house arrest and remain in hiding for some time.
Finally, Russian authorities have managed to arrest the man and bring him before justice. The situation has generated great controversy in Russia and has been criticized by international human rights organizations.
Freedom of expression is a fundamental right that must be protected at all times. The detention of Alexei Moskalev for expressing his opinion is a clear violation of this right and must be condemned by all those who believe in freedom and democracy.