Russian authorities have raided the house of a former state TV journalist who stop after making an on-air protest towards the struggle in Ukraine.
Marina Ovsyannikova gained worldwide consideration in March after bursting right into a studio of Russian state TV, her then employer, to denounce the struggle in Ukraine.
She held a poster that learn: “Stop the war, don’t believe the propaganda, they are lying to you here”.
At the time she was the editor of the Vremya nightly information programme, however after quitting her job Ms Ovsyannikova turned considerably of an activist, staging anti-war pickets and talking out towards the battle.
She was fined for flouting protest legal guidelines and later took to social media to sentence these accountable for the continued struggle. She was fined 30,000 roubles (round £223.40 on the time).
She later advised Sky’s Moscow correspondent Diana Magnay she has no regrets about her actions, regardless of dealing with hostility from all sides – together with her household.
Moscow has now launched a felony case towards her, on the cost of spreading false details about the Russian armed forces, her lawyer mentioned on social media.
If convicted, she faces as much as 15 years in jail.
Her lawyer Dmitry Zakhvatov advised the impartial information website Meduza the case is probably going linked to a protest Ms Ovsyannikova staged final month, holding a banner that mentioned “(Russian President Vladimir) Putin is a killer, his soldiers are fascists”.
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Following the raid, Ms Ovsyannikova is anticipated to be introduced into the Investigative Committee for questioning, he mentioned on Telegram.
She has been fined two extra instances in current weeks for disparaging the army in a important Facebook put up and feedback she made at a courtroom the place opposition determine Ilya Yashin was remanded into custody pending trial accused of spreading false details about the army.