The Russian journalist was arrested on Monday evening after holding up an anti-war sign during Pervy Kanal’s newscast. Emmanuel Macron offered him “consular protection”.
We had no specific news from Marina Ovsyannikova on Tuesday at midday. The 44-year-old journalist, arrested on Monday evening after holding up an anti-war sign during the television news on the channel Pervy Kanal (Channel One), the most watched in Russia, was taken to the Ostankino district police headquarters. It is in this district of Moscow, known for its high television tower, that a number of media have their offices, including the main federal channel, placed under close control of the Kremlin.
According to the TASS agency and lawyer Pavel Chikov, Marina Ovsyannikova was served with an administrative offense report under Article 20.3.3. administrative code. This new provision, introduced into the law via an amendment passed after the launch of the “special military operation” (1) in Ukraine concerns “public actions aimed at discrediting the use of the armed forces of the Russian Federation to protect the interests of the Russian Federation…