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Russian TV Journalist Fined For On-Air Ukraine War Protest

Russian TV Journalist Fined For On-Air Ukraine War Protest

A Russian TV journalist has been fined for on-air Ukraine war protest.

A video grab taken on March 15, 2022 shows Russian Channel One editor Marina Ovsyannikova holding a poster that reads, “Stop the war. Don’t believe the propaganda. Here they are lying to you”, during Russia’s most-watched evening news broadcast in Moscow on March 14.

She was fined 30 000 roubles ($280) on Tuesday, a court said, after the Kremlin denounced her act of protest as “hooliganism”.

Marina Ovsyannikova, a Channel One employee, was found guilty of flouting protest laws, the court said.

It was not immediately clear if she could also face other, more serious charges. Her lawyer was not immediately reachable for comment.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, citing human rights violations by the Kyiv government against pro-Russian separatist groups. invasion of Ukraine. Ukraine denies the allegations. 

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters:

As far as this woman is concerned, this is hooliganism. The channel and those who are supposed to will get to the bottom of this.

After the hearing, Ovsyannikova told reporters she was exhausted, had been questioned for more than 14 hours, had not been allowed to speak to her relatives and was not provided with legal assistance.

She said she needed to rest before commenting further.

Her protest had stirred fears among her sympathisers that she could be prosecuted under new legislation that carries a jail term of up to 15 years. 

More: France24


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16 Comments

tongwai 1 month ago

the same way the usa lied to the world tt iraq posed an imminent threat to world peace and needed to be dealt with


Gabarinocheka 1 month ago

I admire her bravado!
Principle over all else!


Zelensky 1 month ago

A brave woman she was tired of reading Putin propaganda .l support your spirit of braveness .


Zelensky 1 month ago

A brave woman she was tired of reading Putin propaganda .l support your spirit of braveness .


1 month ago


f tafman 1 month ago

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Long John 1 month ago

“The American patrons of the Kyiv regime understand clearly that, if Russian experts gain access to laboratory samples, which have been hastily eliminated in Ukraine since February 24, it’s very likely that this would confirm that Kyiv and Washington have breached the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention,”
Wonzwa rimwe richiti Putin ari wrong pauwatsura **** dze Ukraine


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.. 1 month ago

Ma comments enyu akuenderana nezviri munyaya her aya


Machiavelli 1 month ago

@Captain Jack, you should have been joined Hitler's Black Shirts in the 1930s, but unfortunately you were born too late and you have the wrong skin pigmentation.

Typical NAZI behaviour. May the dear Lord have mercy upon your soul


Homo Erectus 1 month ago

Her arrest for speaking her mind is similar to what happens in Zimbabwe. The truth always hurts.


Homo Erectus 1 month ago

Capt Jack - go to hell. In fact go to Russia and cuddle up to Puke-in. That's probably a better plan.

Captain Jack Sparrow 1 month ago

I always tell people that there is a difference between speaking your mind and acting ****..first do a risk benefit analysis..the sentence was too lineint she should have been served a 15yr jail term because what she did is tantamount to gross ****ity(like most CCC supporters)

inini 2 months ago

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bansie 2 months ago

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