Russian prosecutors set to deprive two protesters of parental rights

The Moscow prosecutor’s office has filed for the deprivation of parental rights of two participants in the rally in Moscow on July, 27. The married couple took their one-year-old child to the event.

The parents committed the infant to the care of a third party, which ‘endangered the boy’s health and life’, the press service’s statement reads. The prosecutors are looking into other cases of children’s accompanying their parents in participating in unauthorised rallies.

On Monday, the Moscow courts placed 109 people under arrest and imposed fines on about 400 persons in the wake of the protests on July 27 and August 3.

In total, at least 1,001 persons were detained during Saturday’s rally Regain The Right To Elections, OVD-info reports. Four of them and one policeman were taken to hospitals.

Yet more than 10 people are defendants in the criminal proceedings under Art. 318-1 (using force against against a public officer) and Art. 212-2 (participation in mass disorders) after their showing up at the rally on July, 27. Six of them have already been arrested. The Moscow police were conducting searches over ‘organizing mass disorders’ in the city. During the dispersal of the protesters, law enforcers used batons and stun guns and grabbed 1,388 people.

In mid July, Russians started protesting against the authorities’ refusal to register opposition and independent candidates for the Moscow City Duma elections.

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