An activist of the Other Russia opposition group has sued the Interior Ministry for allegedly detaining his underage son for questioning.
Sergei Aksyonov told RIA Novosti on Monday that he is seeking a token 1 ruble ($0.03) in damages from police over the incident, which took place last fall.
Aksyonov and his wife were detained at an unsanctioned Other Russia event on the Red Square in November. Police also detained his six-year-old son Ivan and a 16-year-old babysitter who were waiting nearby.
Police insisted they broke no rules because they only brought the underage duo in for identification. However, Aksyonov posted online a copy of a protocol detailing his son’s interrogation, with the boy talking about when he attends kindergarten and how often he sees his father attending protest events.
The Interior Ministry did not comment on the lawsuit on Monday.