11 Aug 2022 18:01

Moscow court puts Channel One ex-editor Ovsyannikova under house arrest until Oct 9

MOSCOW. Aug 11 (Interfax) - The former editor of Channel One, Marina Ovsyannikova, accused of spreading fake stories about Russia's Armed Forces, has been placed under house arrest as a restraining measure requested by an investigator, Moscow's Basmanny district court said.

"The court granted an investigation petition for the restraining measure for Marina Ovsyannikova to be selected in the form of house arrest for a two-month period, until October 9, 2022," the court's press service told Interfax on Thursday.

She has been charged with spreading knowingly false information about Russia's military activities, it said.

The offense carries a penalty of five to 10 years' imprisonment.

Ovsyannikova was already facing administrative charges for "discrediting the use of the Russian Armed Forces for the purpose of defending the interests of the Russian Federation and its citizens and keeping international peace and security" and for violating protest laws.