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Russian court fined a lady for protesting the Ukraine conflict on national television

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Marina Ovsyannikova, a Channel One employee, pleaded not guilty to breaking anti-protest regulations. She had put a placard in front of a studio presenter delivering the channel’s news decrying Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

A Russian court fined a lady 30,000 roubles ($280) on Tuesday for violating protest regulations after she interrupted a live news broadcast on state television and decried the war in neighbouring Ukraine, according to the RIA news agency. Marina Ovsyannikova, a Channel One employee, was eventually released when she paid the punishment.

For advocating for unlawful protests, the mother of two could have faced up to ten days in jail. She, on the other hand, pled not guilty to breaching protest laws. On Monday night, she carried a banner behind a studio presenter reading the news on the television and chanted chants protesting Russia’s invasion of the east-European nation three weeks ago.

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