In Russia, migrants, in particular from Kyrgyzstan, are being tricked into signing military contracts, human rights activist Valentina Chupik told kloop. According to her, they deceive, for example, in the Sakharovo migration center (Moscow), when a migrant comes to draw up documents. The publication notes that he was not able to talk directly with the deceived themselves.
“When people undergo a medical examination, fingerprinting and apply for patents at Sakharovo, they are given a pack of paper to sign and they say: “Sign quickly here and here.” And a person among this pack of sheets is thrust, including a contract for voluntary military service. It has only two pages and is printed in very small print. It is written in a very incomprehensible way, and people sign it without reading it - and then they turn out to be recruited, ”says Chupik.
According to her, when applying for a passport, a sticker is glued on the back of the passport, and if there is a letter V on the sticker, then most likely the person was “marked” as having signed a military contract.
Some are simply blackmailed by denial of registration. They say that the documents are not in order, but they will be in order if a person signs in the required place of a certain sheet. The third method of pressure is direct psychological or physiological violence, threats to initiate a criminal case.
“I had a case on September 27th. A Kyrgyz boy, an ordinary courier, a Yandex Food delivery man, was riding his bicycle down the street when he was stopped by the police. (...) They grabbed him by the armpits, dragged him into the bus, beat him, said that he should sign a contract and go to Ukraine.”
According to the human rights activist, the guy initially refused, but after they started applying a stun gun to his genitals, he signed. Then he was evacuated.
Earlier, HRC member Kirill Kabanov announced the development of proposals according to which “new” citizens of Russia (those who have citizenship for less than 10 years), immigrants from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, will be required to undergo military service for a year. Kabanov proposes, in case of refusal to serve, to deprive not only the conscript but also his entire family of Russian citizenship.