Russian journalist who denounced invasion of Ukraine live on air detained again

Russian journalist Marina Ovsyannikova, who staged a protest against the invasion of Ukraine live on state television in March, was briefly detained in Moscow on Sunday, her social media posts showed.
“Marina has been detained,” a message on her Telegram channel reads, under images of two police officers leading her to a white van.
Shortly thereafter, Ms. Ovsyannikova posted photos of herself and two dogs on her Facebook page.
“I went out for a walk with the dogs, as soon as I left the gate, people in uniform approached me,” she wrote. “Now I’m sitting in the Krasnoselsky Ministry of Internal Affairs,” meaning a police station in one of the districts of Moscow.
Three hours later, Ovsyannikova reported that she had been released.

“I’m home. Everything is fine,” she wrote on her Facebook page. “But now I know it’s always better to take your suitcase and passport with you if you’re going outside.”

Her detention by letter on Sunday followed social media posts from July 15 showing her holding a banner calling Russian President Vladimir Putin a murderer and his soldiers fascists.

“How many more kids have to die before you stop?” read the poster.

What happened before?

In March, Ms. Ovsyannikova, the editor of Channel One, stormed the set of his flagship evening news program Vremya. .
On Friday, she posted pictures of herself on Telegram showing her near the Kremlin holding a protest poster raising the issue of the children’s deaths and denouncing Putin as a “murderer.”
Declarations of this kind expose her to criminal prosecution for publishing “false information” about the army and “denigrating” the army, crimes that can lead to long prison terms.

Ms Ovsyannikova became world famous overnight in March when she staged her live protest. The pictures in which she interrupts the broadcast went around the world.

Channel One editor Marina Ovsyannikova reads a poster. "Stop the war.  Don't believe the propaganda.  Here they lie to you"during a live news release.

Journalist Marina Ovsyannikova denounced Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in March this year when she interrupted a live TV broadcast with a banner saying “Stop the war. Don’t believe the propaganda. You are being lied to here.” Source: A MONKEY / Stella Pictures / ABACA / Pennsylvania

She was briefly detained and then released with a fine, but although a number of international observers praised her protest, the Russian opposition was not universally approved.

Some critics said she worked for years on Channel One, which they say was effectively a mouthpiece for the Kremlin.
In the months following the March protest, Ms Ovsyannikova spent some time abroad, including some time working for the German newspaper Die Welt.

In early July, she announced that she was returning to Russia to settle a child custody dispute.