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Russia Issues Arrest Warrant for Journalist Who Protested on TV Against Ukraine Invasion

Periodista rusa que protestó contra la guerra en televisión está desaparecida

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Today Russia declared journalist Marina Ovsiánikova —known for storming a TV program with a poster against the military campaign in Ukraine— wanted for violating the terms of her house arrest.

Ovsianikova was registered in the database of wanted persons according to the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The journalist emigrated to Germany after protesting against the Kremlin’s decision to launch the so-called “special military operation” in Ukraine but subsequently returned to Russia, where she continued to speak out against the conflict.

After participating in a picket in mid-July against the military campaign in Ukraine, Ovsiánnikova was charged with spreading false information about the Russian Army, for which she could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.

Last August, the Bassmanni Court in Moscow placed the journalist under house arrest until October 9.

Last Saturday, the journalist’s ex-husband, Igor Ovsianikov, reported that Marina had escaped arrest with her daughter.

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