A former Russian state TV journalist who protested against Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine during a live broadcast has fled the country after being placed on a wanted list.
“[Marina] Ovsyannikova and her daughter left Russia a few hours after their departure from the address where she was under house arrest. they are in Europe Now, said Ovsyannikova’s lawyer, Dmitry Zakvatov.
“They are fine. They are waiting until they can speak publicly, but it is not safe at the moment,” he added.
The former Channel One editor made global headlines in March when she was broadcast stopped Evening news bulletin Major Vremya (time), bearing a poster that read “No to War”.
She has been under house arrest since August after she organized a solo protest in mid-July near the Kremlin, holding a sign reading “Putin is a killer. His soldiers are fascists.”
The 44-year-old was accused of distributing information about the Russian armed forces that the government deemed false, a charge that could lead to a 10-year prison sentence.
Zakvatov had previously said that Ovsyannikova had been placed on Russia’s wanted list for her presence. Escape from house arrest.
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