Omsk officials returned home 24 illegally mobilized people

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Omsk officials returned home 24 illegally mobilized people
Omsk officials returned home 24 illegally mobilized people
6 October, 09:09SocietyPhoto: НГС24
The authorities of the Omsk region recognized erroneous mobilization of 24 citizens and returned them home. Among those illegally sent to the army were students and sick people.

According to Kommersant with reference to the statement of the head of the Omsk region, Alexander Burkov, among those returned were people with legally issued draft reservations, students of colleges and technical schools, single parents, as well as seriously ill and injured people.

“Among them is a man who is the only parent of a minor child, a man with a fracture of the spine, students of colleges and technical schools - they mistakenly thought that only those guys who study at universities can get a deferral”, - Burkov is quoted as saying.

The mobilization campaign in Russia began on September 21 after the issuance of a special decree by Russian President Vladimir Putin. In many regions of the country, mobilization measures have acquired a massive scale in conditions of poor preparedness of the structures responsible for this. As a result, people who do not meet the requirements declared by the Ministry of Defense began to be illegally sent to the army.

Among the mobilized were seriously ill and even dying people, as well as those with many children and those who, due to their social status, should not have been subject to conscription.

Thus, military registration and enlistment offices in a number of regions began to send summonses wheelchair users with cerebral palsy, disabled citizens with schizophrenia and a severe form autism as well blind and pensioners with cerebral ischemia. And in the Sverdlovsk region, a dying person was mobilized from the last stage cirrhosis of the liver. Shortly thereafter, he passed away.

In response to a flurry of complaints from citizens and a powerful wave of emergency emigration, President Putin instructed local officials to correct the mistakes made during the mobilization. As a result of the audit, hundreds of illegally mobilized Russians returned home.

Those to whom the officials refused to review the draft began to file lawsuits in the courts, pointing out the military enlistment offices and municipalities organizing the draft as defendants.

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