The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus confirmed the detention of Alexei Moskalev, a resident of the Tula region, who was sentenced in Russia to two years in a penal colony in a criminal case on "discrediting the army." About etyum reports RBC with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
“Citizen Moskalev was detained by police at the request of the Russian police,” the press service said.
The fact that Moskalev was apparently detained in Minsk was reported by Sota on the night of March 30. Presumably, the man, contrary to security rules, turned on the phone and so his location was calculated.
Law enforcement agencies became interested in the Moskalev family in April 2022, after Masha drew a picture with the flag of Ukraine and the inscriptions “No to war” and “Glory to Ukraine” in class. The art teacher denounced the child to the director, and the same day the police arrived at the school. Later, a criminal case was opened against Moskalev for repeated “discrediting” of the Russian army. The case includes posts in Odnoklassniki about the killings of civilians in Bucha and other crimes, which, according to Moskalev, he did not write.
On March 2, Moskalev was placed under house arrest, and his daughter Masha was taken to an orphanage. The Commission on Juvenile Affairs went to court to deprive the father of parental rights.
On the night of March 28, on the eve of the trial, Moskalev escaped from arrest. On the same day, he was sentenced to two years in prison for "discrediting the army" again.