A Russian state tv worker who stormed a dwell broadcast on Monday was interrogated by the police for 14 hours earlier than and fined by a Moscow courtroom on Tuesday.
“I spent two days with out sleep,” the lady, Marina Ovsyannikova, mentioned in a video recorded exterior of the courtroom on Tuesday by Mediazona, a web based information website.
“I wasn’t allowed to contact my kinfolk or folks near me,” Ms. Ovsyannikova mentioned, including that she was not allowed “entry to any authorized illustration, so I used to be in a reasonably troublesome place.”
Ms. Ovsyannikova, who labored for Channel 1 in Moscow, was detained on Monday after she burst onscreen throughout a well-liked information present, yelling, “Cease the battle!” and holding up an indication that learn, “They’re mendacity to you right here.”
Instantly after, a Russian human rights group named OVD-Information circulated a prerecorded video during which Ms. Ovsyannikova mentioned she was “deeply ashamed” to have helped make “Kremlin propaganda.”
The nice issued Tuesday was for that video, not the on-air protest. Ms. Ovsyannikova was charged with for organizing an unauthorized public occasion and fined the equal of about $273, in line with Sergey Badamshin, the chairman of a Moscow bar affiliation.
The protest could price her extra dearly.
Tass, a state publication, reported that Ms. Ovsyannikova was being investigated for violating Russia’s new “false info” legislation, which carries a sentence of as much as 15 years in jail for anybody convicted of disseminating information about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine that goes towards the Kremlin’s official narrative. Mr. Badamshin confirmed that the investigation was underway.
Dmitri Peskov, the spokesman for President Vladimir V. Putin, mentioned at a information convention Tuesday that what “this girl did is hooliganism.”
Ms. Ovsyannikova acquired a a lot hotter response from Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky. In a televised handle Tuesday, he expressed gratitude for “that girl who walked within the studio of ‘Channel One with a poster towards the battle.”