Former Channel One employee Marina Ovsyannikova has been charged under the article “Public dissemination of deliberately false information about the use of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation,” lawyer Dmitry Zakhvatov said . The article provides for punishment of up to 10 years in prison.
“A protocol of detention has been drawn up, Marina will spend tonight in a temporary detention center at Petrovka, 38. The question of the measure of restraint is still open. Marina Vladimirovna is being interrogated as a defendant,” the lawyer said.
Earlier today, Ovsyannikova's house was searched.
In March, during the evening news broadcast on Channel One, Ovsyannikova appeared in the frame behind the back of the presenter Ekaterina Andreeva with a poster “Stop the war! Don't believe the propaganda, they lie to you here."
The next day, Ovsyannikova was fined. She left for Germany, but returned to Russia in July. After that, she was fined twice under an article about “discrediting” the army - for a post on Facebook and for a comment that she gave at the court on the day a preventive measure was chosen for Ilya Yashin.
On July 15, Ovsyannikova staged a picket in the center of Moscow. In her hands she held a poster with the inscription “Putin is a killer” and a mention of Ukrainian children killed by Russia.