A Russian journalist, Marina Ovsyannikova will be facing 10 days in prison for protesting Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine during a prime-time news show.
Russian journalist Marina Ovsyannikova will face 10 days in prison for protesting Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine during a prime-time news show on state television live. She appeared in front of the camera while the anchor was reading the news with a placard that read, “No War.” A Moscow court spokesperson stated that Marina Ovsyannikova, who is an employee of state television barged onto the set of Russia’s most-watched evening news programme, was charged with violating protest regulations.
43-year-old Ovsyannikova was detained shortly after her stunt and she was imprisoned in a secret place for more than 12 hours, according to Daily Mail. Her attorneys reported earlier today that they were not allowed to visit her. Before it was clear that she will be imprisoned for 10 days, there were concerns that the television editor would be detained permanently.
Also, the supporters of Russian President Vladimir Putin called for Ovsyannikova to be imprisoned for a decade. Danill Berman, who is a legal expert, opined that she would be imprisoned for 15 days on an administrative charge before being arrested on a criminal charge.