Russia, video journalist ‘no war’ fugitive: ‘I’m innocent’ – World

Russian journalist Marina Ovsyannikova, who became famous last March for showing a sign live on Russian television against the military operation in Ukraine, released a video in which she pleaded innocent of the accusations brought against him, a few days after she walked away from house arrest. where he was to remain awaiting a sentence for another proceeding. “I consider myself completely innocent – says the journalist – and since our State refuses to respect its own laws, starting from September 30 I refuse to observe the preventive measure in the form of house arrest and to release myself”. Ovsyannikova, rend posted the video of her on her not disclosing where she is. On October 1, her husband, also a journalist, said that her wife had gone away taking her 11-year-old daughter with her. Marina Ovsyannikova, reports the website of the newspaper Kommersant, posted her video on her Telegram channel. The journalist, already fined in recent months for her protests against the operation in Ukraine, should have remained under house arrest until 9 October pending the sentence for a solitary demonstration held in August not far from the Kremlin, during which she had harshly criticized President Vladimir Putin.