Alexey Moskalev, sentenced to two years in prison in the case of repeated discrediting of the army (Part 1 of Article 280.3 of the Criminal Code), was sent to the punishment cell in IK-6 in Novomoskovsk for the fifth time in a row. This was reported by OVD-Info with reference to Moskalev’s lawyer Vladimir Bilienko.
Moskalev will stay in the isolation ward for 14 days, from September 22 to October 5. The reason for the placement was that he was leaning on his arm while sitting at the table. The colony authorities claim that Moskalev “arranged a sleeping place at the table.” According to Bilienko, his client feels fine, but is tired due to the inability to lie down during the day – the bunks in the punishment cell are only laid out from 22:00 to 6:00.
The first time Moskalev was placed in a punishment cell was on August 4, allegedly because he did not get up immediately. The man spent six days in the isolation ward. Immediately after his release, on August 10, he was sent to the punishment cell again, for 13 days. This time the reason was that he introduced himself in an inappropriate manner. For the third time, Moskalev ended up in a punishment cell for 15 days – allegedly because he did not keep his hands behind his back. Moskalev could not remember the reason for the fourth penalty.
Moskalev became the object of attention of security forces after his daughter Masha drew an anti-war drawing during a lesson at school in April 2022. Soon, a case was opened against her father under the administrative article about “discrediting” the Russian army (Article 20.3.3 of the Administrative Code) for a comment in Odnoklassniki with the words “The Russian Army. Rapists are next to us.” He was fined 32 thousand rubles. In December, a criminal case was opened against Moskalev. The reason was again a publication on his Odnoklassniki page. According to investigators, it contained “text and graphic materials that have signs of discrediting the use of the RF Armed Forces.” On March 28, 2023, Moskalev was sentenced to two years in prison.
After the initiation of a criminal case, officials also demanded that Moskalev’s parental rights be limited, but on March 21, the court dismissed the case. As a result, Masha was sent to her mother, who did not communicate with her for more than seven years.