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Man asked police to jail him to avoid mobilization, Moscow Beware reports

A 32-year-old man who received a summons called the Nizhny Novgorod district police department in Moscow. He said he would rather be convicted and go to prison, he would even willingly surrender himself to law enforcement, than serve in the military, the Moscow Beware Telegram channel reports.

According to the man, if grounds for detention were needed, he knew how to make a Molotov cocktail and could throw it at the police station. After the call a check was initiated. The police have not yet established who made the call.

On September 24, the military commissar of Moscow, Viktor Shchepilov, threatened lawyers who helped evade mobilization with criminal liability.

On September 25, it became known that Russians who have reached mobilization age would be restricted from leaving the country after the end of the “referendums” in the seized territories of Ukraine. A semblance of “exit visas” will be introduced, for which it will be necessary to obtain a permission from the military enlistment office.

Putin announced “partial” mobilization on September 21. According to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, “about 300,000 reservists” will be mobilized. However, summonses are being distributed indiscriminately. In particular, they are handed out at police stations after detentions at protests against mobilization that are taking place all over Russia.

Even the dead are being summonsed. In St. Petersburg, police came to a local woman and handed her a summons to the military enlistment office addressed to her uncle, who had died nine years ago. In Buryatia a man was called up who had died two years prior.

All over Russia, military registration and enlistment offices and administration buildings are being set on fire. Military registration and enlistment offices began burning immediately after Russia's invasion of Ukraine on February 24, but now the activity seems to have become widespread, with local administration buildings being set on fire as well.

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