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No-war journalist in court in Moscow, fined but risks 15 years

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(ANSA) – ROME, JUL 28 – The Russian television journalist Marina Ovsyannikova, who became famous all over the world for having shown a cartel against the war in Ukraine live on state television last March, was sentenced today to a fine of 50,000 rubles (about 830 euros) because it was found guilty of having discredited the armed forces in some statements. This was reported by the Ria Novosti agency.

The sentence refers to statements made by the journalist against the conflict in a Moscow court that was trying an opposition municipal deputy, Ilya Yashin.

Marina Ovsyannikova, reports the Guardian, still faces a sentence of up to 15 years in prison for some posts on social media in which she criticized the war in Ukraine. Even today the journalist gave voice to her protest in front of the judges. “What happens here is absurd, the war is horror, blood and shame”, she said, accusing Russia of being an aggressor country: “The beginning of this war is the greatest crime of our government,” she said. . (HANDLE).

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Source: Ansa

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