Ovsyannikova could face up to ten years in prison under the article on spreading fakes. A criminal case against the journalist was opened after the picket =”(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >
The Basmanny Court of Moscow sent a former employee of Channel One to Marina Ovsyannikova was placed under house arrest in the case of discrediting the Armed Forces, the press service of the court told RBC. Part 2 Art. 207.3 of the Criminal Code (public distribution of fakes about the Russian army based on political hatred). Under this article, the journalist can face up to ten years in prison.
The reason for initiating the case was the picket that Ovsyannikova held in mid-July, her lawyer Dmitry Zakhvatov said. Then the journalist went to Sofiyskaya embankment in Moscow with an anti-war poster with photographs of children killed in Ukraine.
The day before, on August 10, Ovsyannikova was searched, after which she was taken to the investigative department. She spent the night in a temporary detention facility. The court session was held behind closed doors, Dmitry Zakhvatov, the journalist's lawyer, said on Telegram.
In March, Ovsyannikova ran on the air of Channel One, where she then worked as an editor, with an anti-war poster and began shouting slogans. After a few seconds, the air was switched to another story, and she herself was detained. The journalist was released the next day. The court then imposed a fine of 30 thousand rubles on her. for the video message calling for the rally, which Ovsyannikova recorded before the rally.
After the incident, the journalist quit and then worked for several months as a freelance correspondent for Welt in Berlin. In July, she returned to Russia, explaining this by the end of the contract and family circumstances.
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After the return of Ovsyannikova, two more fines were issued under the article on discrediting the army. At the end of July, the court ordered her to pay 50 thousand rubles. because of statements about a special operation in Ukraine at the Basmanny Court, which was then considering the arrest of the municipal deputy of the Krasnoselsky district of Moscow, Ilya Yashin (included by the Ministry of Justice in the list of natural persons-foreign agents) in the case of fakes. And in the beginning, the journalist received a second fine — in the amount of 40 thousand rubles. — for a post on Facebook (owned by Meta, the company is recognized as extremist and banned in Russia). hooliganism. At the same time, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin did not agree with this. “Law enforcement needs to sort this out. Not at all in the plane of a hooligan trick, but in all severity in the conditions of the time when a special military operation is taking place, — he declared. Later, the speaker called for the deprivation of citizenship for speaking out against the special operation.
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