Marina Ovsyannikova was detained. Two days ago, she held an anti-war picket near the Kremlin

Former Channel One editor Marina Ovsyannikova, who two days ago held a one-man anti-war picket in front of the Kremlin, was detained. There is no information about her whereabouts yet. This was reported in the Telegram channel Ovsyannikova.

On July 15, Ovsyannikova went on 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. At Ovsyannikova's feet lay children's toys in red paint.

“Putin is a killer. His soldiers are fascists. 352 children died. How many more children have to die for you to stop,” said the poster, on which Ovsyannikova also pasted a photo of Ukrainian children who became victims of Russian aggression.

Ovsyannikova published photos and videos from her anti-war action on her Telegram channel.

On July 13, the Cheryomushkinsky Court initiated an administrative case against Marina Ovsyannikova on "discrediting the army." She told The Insider that she learned about the case when she came to support politician Ilya Yashin at the Basmanny Court building ( Yashin was sent to a pre-trial detention center for two months until September 12 in the case of “fakes about the army motivated by political hatred” ).

According to her, a case could be brought against her for any post on social networks. The case is dated the 4th, when she returned to Moscow.

“There, take any post on Facebook and start any business, because I will always call war a war and they will never wait for me to call it a special military operation. So any of my posts on Facebook and Instagram could serve as a pretext for this administrative article.

At the same time, Ovsyannikova does not know for which post or statement the case was opened.

After Vladimir Putin declared war on Ukraine, Russian pro-Kremlin media outlets began to leave en masse employees who disagreed with military censorship, and some of them decided to take anti-war actions. So, on March 14, Marina Ovsyannikova, an employee of Channel One, burst into the live broadcast of a news broadcast for a few seconds with a poster “Stop the war! Don't believe the propaganda, they lie to you here." Before the action, she recorded a video message in which she condemned the actions of the Russian army on the territory of Ukraine. On March 15, the journalist was fined 30,000 rubles because of a video where Ovsyannikova called for attending anti-war rallies. In April, she became a freelance correspondent for the German Welt, she writes about events in Russia and Ukraine, and also participates in the preparation of news programs on the TV channel of the same name.

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