Marina Ovsyannikova, a former Russian TV employee who opposed the war in Ukraine, is wanted for fleeing while under house arrest.
Today, Marina Ovsyannikova’s name appears on the wanted list of the Russian Interior Ministry. Russian news agency RT earlier reported that the former channel 1 employee had left his residence and his whereabouts were unknown.
“My ex-wife left court-designated house arrest last night with our 11-year-old daughter, and it is unclear where she went,” Ovyannikova’s ex-husband said.
Ovsyannikova, 44, has been under house arrest pending trial since August. A woman standing on a river bank opposite the Kremlin holding a protest poster President Vladimir Putin and Russian soldiers faces up to 10 years after being convicted of spreading false information about Russia’s armed forces’ involvement in July protests imprisonment.
Russia passed a law in early March prohibiting damage to the military’s reputation and the spread of fake news and deliberate disinformation about Russia’s armed forces, following Moscow’s military campaign in Ukraine.
Ovsyannikova, who was born in Ukraine, rose to prominence in March by interrupting Channel 1’s live broadcast with banners protesting Ukraine’s military operations. She was fined twice for protesting the clashes.
Hong Han (follow Reuters)