Russian journalist who slammed Ukraine conflict on TV charged in separate protest

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The Russian journalist who stormed the set of her personal newscast to protest the invasion of Ukraine within the early weeks of the conflict is now going through legal prices for an additional protest.

Marina Ovsyannikova — who was fined 30,000 rubles in March for the televised act of civil disobedience — had been detained and charged with spreading false details about Russia’s armed forces for a separate protest, her lawyer  Dmitry Zakhvatov stated in a Telegram put up Wednesday.

The journalist’s dwelling was additionally reportedly raided by Russian police Wednesday.

The costs stem from a public protest final month during which she held a banner that learn, “[Russian President Vladimir] Putin is a killer, his troopers are fascists. 352 youngsters have been killed [in Ukraine]. What number of extra youngsters ought to die so that you can cease?”

Ovsyannikova first made headlines as a producer for Russia’s state-run Channel One, when she ran onto the set of a stay newscast in March holding an indication that learn “Cease the conflict. Don’t consider propaganda. They’re mendacity to you.”

She had left Russia in April after being employed as a correspondent for German media outlet Welt. She returned in early July, writing on Fb that she was compelled to return to defend her parental rights in courtroom in opposition to her husband.

Marina Ovsyannikova holds a poster studying “Cease the conflict. Don’t consider the propaganda. Right here they’re mendacity to you” on March 15.
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Ovsyannikova prepares for her court session over charges of "discrediting" the Russian army on Aug. 8.
Ovsyannikova prepares for her courtroom session over prices of “discrediting” the Russian military on Aug. 8.
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Ovsyannikova has been fined twice in current weeks underneath Russia’s draconian anti-protest legal guidelines — as soon as for an announcement posted to Fb, and as soon as for an announcement made at a courtroom listening to for an opposition determine. In each cases, Russian officers allege the journalist unfold so-called false details about the Russian army.

Based on Russian human rights watchdog OVD Information, 16,412 folks have been detained in Russia over opposition to the conflict because it began in late February.

With Put up wires


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