Forensic expert and clinical psychologist Alisa Kolesova contacted the Cross-Country Children's Ombudsman Anna Kuznetsova on her blog on the Ekho Moskvy radio station, who claims that children are being used for political purposes.
A member of the Moscow POC Marina Litvinovich reports that the teenagers detained at the rally on January 23 were released from the departments and were not participants in the protest. Kolesova asks why the children were detained at all. Since Kuznetsova explains this by “ensuring security,” the forensic expert recalls the incidents of a recent protest, when the police harshly detained a child, and also the incident when a random woman appealed to a covering child whose father was forcibly taken away by the police. Although “the child was not lost, he just walked along the street,” argues the psychologist.
Kolesova asks the human rights activist to explain why children are not detained at festivals and other city mass events, because these children can also get lost and get caught up in a shuffle.
“But if you, nevertheless, are afraid that the children may fall under the batons of the security forces, why do you just talk about this directly, why change the concept?” Asked the forensic expert. Alisa Kolesova also explained that in addition to protest actions, there are many situations when children really need protection.
Earlier in protest actions that
in many cities of Russia, including Saratov, detained
juvenile adolescents, but later