Marina Ovsiannikova was arrested on August 10 after a police raid. On October 9, a criminal trial will begin against the journalist – the charges are spreading false news about the Russian army. According to the law introduced after the Russian attack on Ukraine in February, the woman is facing 10 years in prison.
Marina Ovsiannikova under house arrest after accusing Putin of being a “killer”
It is about her July protest against the war in Ukraine outside the Kremlin walls. The journalist was holding a banner that read:
Putin is a killer. His soldiers are fascists. 352 children were killed. How many more children must die for you to stop?
A few days later she stayed briefly.
Earlier, on March 14, during the main issue of the propaganda news of the Pervy Kanal station, Marina Owsiannikova stood behind the presenter with a poster with the following inscription:
Not for the war. Stop the war. Don’t believe the propaganda. They cheat you. Russians against the war.
She also released a video earlier in which she said she was ashamed of participating in this propaganda. Pictures from the program quickly circulated the media around the world, and Owsiannikowa was considered by many to be a symbol of resistance and courage. However, not everyone believed in the sincerity of her intentions – there were comments that her speech was directed by the secret services.
Oatiannikov the next day for posts published on the web, which gives about 300 euros. After leaving the arrest, she said then:
Unfortunately, in recent years I have worked for the first television program, dealing with Kremlin propaganda, and I am very ashamed of it. I am ashamed of letting you tell lies from the TV screen.
From April to July for the German “Die Welt”. In May, she was awarded the Peace Prize. Vaclav Havel, former President of the Czech Republic, who died in 2011, awarded by the Freedom Forum in Oslo. The journalist promised that she would allocate part of the prize money to helping Ukrainians who were forced to flee the war. Also her distinction. Among others, they protested Ukrainian journalists and activists, pointing out that it had spread disinformation in line with the Kremlin’s line for eight years.