A Russian court has convicted a father over social media posts criticising the war in Ukraine in a case sparked by his daughter’s drawings against the invasion.
Russian whose daughter drew anti-war picture convicted
A Russian man who was investigated by police after his daughter drew an anti-war picture at school has been sentenced to two years in a penal colony on charges of discrediting the armed forces, the OVD-Info rights group says.
But the whereabouts of the convicted man, Alexei Moskalyov, were unclear.
The court said in an official posting on VKontakte, similar to Facebook, that he had fled from house arrest.
Moskalyov has been separated from his 13-year-old daughter Masha since he was placed under house arrest at the start of this month and she was moved to a children’s home in their hometown of Yefremov, south of Moscow.