Russian court docket orders arrest of dissident journalist Ovsyannikova By Reuters


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Former Russian state TV worker Marina Ovsyannikova, who staged an anti-war protest on reside state tv in March, attends a court docket listening to in Moscow, Russia, July 28, 2022. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina/File Picture

(Reuters) – A Russian court docket on Thursday ordered the arrest of tv journalist Marina Ovsyannikova, Interfax information company mentioned, greater than six months after she flashed an indication on air saying the Kremlin was mendacity in regards to the Ukraine conflict.

Ovsyannikova has already fled Russia, her lawyer mentioned this week, after refusing to watch home arrest measures to which she had been subjected.

“With regard to Ovsyannikova, the court docket ordered her held in custody for one month and 29 days, imposed from the second the accused is extradited to the Russian Federation or from the second of her arrest within the Russian Federation,” Interfax quoted court docket officers as saying.

It mentioned the court docket had refused a request earlier this month from investigators to problem an arrest warrant.

Ovsyannikova had earlier been topic to deal with arrest on allegations of spreading false details about the armed forces after staging a one-person protest close to the Kremlin. Safety forces raided her house in August.

Ovsyannikova faces as much as 10 years in jail beneath the foundations on spreading false info authorized by parliament after the beginning of the battle on Feb. 24. She mentioned in an internet publish this month that she had fled as she had no case to reply.

Ukraine-born Ovsyannikova burst onto the studio platform of Russia’s First Channel tv throughout a reside broadcast in March holding a placard saying “No conflict. Cease the conflict.”

She was initially fined for her outburst.

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