Mediazona: Alexey Moskalyov who fled house arrest just before prison time verdict detained in Minsk, Belarus

Alexey Moskalyov, a Russian national who earlier escaped house arrest in Russia just before being pronounced guilty for “fakes about Russian military”, has been detained in Minsk, the Belarusian capital. This news is from Mediazone that cites Dmitry Zakhvatov, Moskalyov’s lawyer who was in touch with his runaway client.

Zakhvatov wrote in his Telegram channel that he cannot precisely verify the information.

“I am out of touch with Alexey right now. His phone is not responding. I cannot verify this for sure, but it looks like the reports are true,” he said.

Sota cites its sources and says that Moskalyov was indeed detained. The media outlet believes the man was tracked down via his cell phone.

A court in Yefremov, Russia’s Tula region, sentenced Alexey Moskalyov, a man whose daughter drew an anti-war picture at school in 2022, to two years in prison for “discrediting the Russian military” yesterday. He was found guilty of “discrediting the Russian military”.

It was soon revealed that Moskalyov was not present at the verdict since he had escaped his house arrest the night before.

Alexey is the single father of Masha Moskalyova who was sent to an orphanage in early March this year. She sent a letter to her father yesterday.

“Hi Dad, I need you to stay healthy and calm. I’m okay, I love you so much and you should know that you did nothing wrong, I’ll always be on your side and I believe everything you do is right,” she wrote in her letter.

Before being sent to the orphanage, Masha had a talk with Federal Security Service (FSB) officers for drawing an anti-war picture at an art class in middle school.

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