Brave TV Female Editor Who Protested Against Russia’s War In Ukraine Risks 15-Year Jail Term – Lawyer

The Russian state-controlled Channel One journalist, Marina Ovsyannikova, who protested against Russia’s war in Ukraine midway into a prime-time news broadcast risks up to 15 years in prison, her lawyer said Tuesday.

Ovsyannikova had interrupted a live broadcast Monday evening, holding up a poster reading “No War”, denouncing the war in Ukraine.

It was a highly unusual event in Russia where state media is strictly controlled, the AFP reports.

According to the AFP, Ovsyannkova’s lawyer, Daniil Berman, said she would face a criminal charge for her action.

“I expect that my client, Marina Ovsyannikova, will face not an administrative charge but a criminal one under the new law which carries a penalty of up to 15 years in jail,” Berman said.

According to a new law, those who use the words “war” or “invasion” instead of referring to the conflict as a “special military operation,” face up to 15 years in prison.

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