Marina Ovsyannikova was charged in the case of “fake” about the army | News from Germany about Russia | DW

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Marina Ovsyannikova, a former employee of Channel One, was charged under paragraph “e” of Part 2 of Art. 207.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (public dissemination of intentionally false information about the use of the armed forces of the Russian Federation). As reported on Wednesday, August 10 in his Telegram Channel Ovsyannikova’s lawyer Dmitry Zakhvatov, his client will spend the night in a temporary detention center. “The question of the degree of repression is still open. Marina Vladimirovna is being questioned as a defendant,” the lawyer said.

Earlier on Wednesday, the police searched the home of the former Channel One employee Marina Ovshannikova. She reported this “OVD Info”. A lawyer from OVD-Info, Dmitry Zakhvatov, went to her for legal assistance. According to him, law enforcement officers refused to wait for his arrival and “broke into the house” of Ovsyannikova.

A picket for the Kremlin and an on-the-air action of Channel One

On July 15, Ovsyannikova went to the Kremlin anti-war picket, carrying a banner that read, among other things, “Putin is a murderer.” During the action on the Sofiyskaya embankment, she was not detained. journalist locked up July 17 and soon released after drafting an administrative protocol.

In mid-March, while still working as an evening news editor on Channel One, Ovsyannikova entered the live frame with a poster “No war. Stop the war. Don’t believe the propaganda. They are lying to you here. Russians against war.” Before that, she took a video message on: “What is happening in Ukraine now is a crime. Russia is an aggressor country and only one person is responsible for this aggression. This person is Vladimir Putin.” As a result, Ovsyannikova was sentenced to a fine of 30,000 rubles under an administrative article for violating the established procedure for holding a rally – because of the video recorded before the action.

Three months of work on the German TV channel Welt

In early April, the Berlin media conglomerate Axel Springer reported that Ovsyannikov was hired by the German news channel Welt. In three months contract endedand she returned to Russia. Ovsyannikova, who won the German “Media Prize for Freedom” (“Freiheitspreis der Medien”), ultimately decided not to award the prize. In May, she received the Václav Havel Prize for Creative Protest.

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