Russian media employee Marina Ovsyannikova, who staged a protest in opposition to the invasion of Ukraine on dwell state tv in March, was briefly detained in Moscow on Sunday, posts on her social media channels confirmed.
“Marina has been detained,” a publish on her Telegram channel stated, beneath photos of two cops main her in the direction of a white van.
Shortly after, Ovsyannikova posted photos of herself and two canine on her Fb web page.
“Went for a stroll with the canine, simply stepped exterior the gate, folks in uniform approached me,” she wrote. “Now I’m sitting in Krasnoselsky ministry of inner affairs,” referring to a police station in a Moscow district.
Three hours later, Ovsyannikova stated she had been launched. “I’m residence. All the pieces is okay,” she wrote on her Fb web page. “However now I do know it’s at all times finest to convey a suitcase and passport in case you exit.”
Ovsyannikova gained famed in March after bursting right into a studio of Russian state TV, her then employer, to denounce the Ukraine conflict throughout a dwell information bulletin.
She was fined after being discovered responsible of flouting protest legal guidelines.
Marina Ostankino on-air protesting throughout information temporary in Russia on March 15, 2022.AFP by way of Getty Pictures
Her temporary detention on Sunday adopted July 15 social media posts by which she is seen with a poster calling Russian President Vladimir Putin a assassin and his troopers fascists. “What number of extra kids should die earlier than you’ll cease?” the poster learn.
German media outlet Welt employed Ovsyannikova as a correspondent in April. She returned to Russia earlier this month, writing on Fb that she was pressured to return to defend her parental rights in court docket in opposition to her husband.