In Moscow, at the Pionerskaya metro station, security forces detained a pregnant journalist Asya Kazantseva. She announced this on her Facebook page, posting a photo:
"Well, they've been arrested again. This time in the Pionerskaya metro station, by cameras. At first they said that as a conscript (!), But then they clarified that because of the referenda.”
The journalist wrote that she was taken to the department of internal affairs in the Filevsky Park district, and suggested that they would have an “educational conversation” with her. OVD-info is aware of the detention, Kazantseva added.
Kazantseva was also detained on June 12, the Day of Russia. Then the police detained at least 67 people, 43 of them in the Moscow metro using a facial recognition system. Kazantseva was detained on a tip, and she was released without a protocol. Then the journalist commented on the actions of law enforcement officers:
“The police in the metro themselves could not explain why; the police at the police station explained that this was because I went into the metro on Russia Day, and, accordingly, the meaning of the detention was to prevent me from going to the center of Moscow and carrying out some kind of anti-war protest there.”