This is why Russian journalists who criticize Putin have escaped house arrest

TIME.CO, Jakarta – Journalist Russia Marina Ovsyannikova, under house arrest for criticizing the invasion of Ukraine, confirmed that she had fled.

“I consider myself completely innocent and, because our country refuses to obey its laws, I refuse to obey the restrictive measures imposed on me on September 30, 2022 and to get rid of them,” he said. Marina Ovsyannikova on Telegram, Wednesday 5 October 2022.

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Ovsyannikova, 44, was placed under house arrest for two months in August. She faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty of spreading false news about the Russian armed forces.

The case refers to the protests of July 2022, when he stood on a river embankment in front of the Kremlin and displayed a poster calling President Vladimir Putin a murderer and his fascist soldiers.

Ovsyannikova was previously known for her courage in protesting the Russian invasion of Ukraine during a live broadcast on the television station where she worked. Her house arrest will last until 9 October.

Chronologically, according to Ovsyannikova’s lawyer, her relatives went missing while attending a hearing at 10:00 Moscow time on Friday, September 30, 2022, in a Moscow district court.

Investigators could not determine where he was. Government newspapers Russia today reported on Saturday 1 October 2022, Ovsyannikova fled with her 11-year-old daughter and her whereabouts are unknown.

On Monday, October 3, 2022, Ovsyannikova’s name appeared in the Russian Interior Ministry’s wanted list, accompanied by a photo. The conditions that led to how and where she went are still unclear.

In a statement on social media Telegram, Ovsyannikova confirmed her escape. You criticized the Russian law used to prosecute him for not being in force because it was telling the truth.

Russia passed a new law banning discrediting or distributing “deliberately false information” about its armed forces on March 4, 2022, eight days after the invasion of Ukraine.

Ovsyannikova, born in Ukrainebecame known to the world last March when he protested in front of the studio cameras during the evening news broadcast on the main channel Channel One. The Russian journalist showed posters reading “Stop the war” and “They (Russian media) lie to you”.

REUTERS

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