'Let The Dead Children Haunt Your Dreams:' Russian Journalist Holds Up Sign In Courtroom As She Gets Put On House Arrest For Anti-War Protest

'Let The Dead Children Haunt Your Dreams:' Russian Journalist Holds Up Sign In Courtroom As She Gets Put On House Arrest For Anti-War Protest

A local court in Moscow on Thursday ordered house arrest, until Oct. 9, for a journalist who staged an anti-war protest on Russia's TV news channel.

Marina Ovsyannikova, who earlier said the country's police detained her, appeared at the hearing after Russia's Investigative Committee registered a criminal case against her under a law on spreading "fake news" — an offense punishable by as much as 15 years in jail.

Ovsyannikova held up a sign from inside the glass cage of the courtroom saying, "let the dead children haunt your dreams," according to Bloomberg.

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The case was registered against Ovsyannikova for discrediting the Russian army after she staged a protest near the Kremlin last month, criticizing President Vladimir Putin for civilian deaths in his war in Ukraine.

Ovsyannikova, in a Telegram post, revealed that she had been repeatedly fined for protests against the war.

The journalist gained international attention after she interrupted a news show on state-owned TV news in March, staging a rare public protest weeks after Putin ordered the invasion. She appeared, holding a live broadcast sign saying, "They're lying to you.

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