Russian state TV protester gets house arrest accused of spreading fake news
Marina Ovsyannikova, Former Russian TV journalist, was placed under house arrest for two months due to the criminal case investigation where she was charged with spreading fake news about Russia’s armed forces. Russia passed a new law against discrediting the armed forces on March 4, eight days after invading Ukraine under the name of “special military operation”. Ovsyannikova faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty of distributing information about the Russian army that differs from government accounts. She had already been fined twice in separate cases for making public her position against the war in Ukraine. In fact, she interrupted a live national news bulletin in March, shouting “Stop the war!” and holding up a placard telling viewers not to believe state propaganda.