Russian mum who staged anti-war protest on live TV escapes Moscow house arrest

A RUSSIAN mum who staged an anti-war protest on live TV has escaped from house arrest in Moscow.

勇敢的 Marina Ovsyannikova, 44, was put on a wanted list after giving police the slip.

Marina Ovsyannikova staged an anti-war protest on live TV and she has escaped from house arrest in Moscow

Marina Ovsyannikova staged an anti-war protest on live TV and she has escaped from house arrest in Moscow信用: 法新社
Marina marched in front of TV cameras with a placard saying 'Stop the war' and 'They're lying to you'

Marina marched in front of TV cameras with a placard saying ‘Stop the warand ‘They’re lying to you信用: 环保局

Her husband said she took their 11-year-old daughter and fled “in an unknown direction,” according to state-owned Russia Today.

The propaganda channel had earlier called her a traitor and demanded she stand trial for treason.

The courageous 乌克兰-born journalist was facing up to ten years in prison after marching in front of TV cameras with a placard sayingStop the war” 和 “They’re lying to you”.

It is not clear how she escaped.

Her protest garnered worldwide attention as it cut through Russia’s censorship before the live feed was cut on the flagship Channel One news.

She has been charged with spreading false information about the Russian armed forces and was placed under two month’s house arrest in August RT quoted her husband as saying: “Last night, my ex-wife left the place that the court assigned her for house arrest and, together with my 11-year-old daughter, fled in an unknown direction.”

The case relates to a protest in July when she stood on a river embankment opposite the Kremlin and held up a poster calling President Vladimir Putin a murderer and his soldiers fascists.

Marina's husband said she took their 11-year-old daughter and fled 'in an unknown direction,' according to state-owned Russia Today

Marina’s husband said she took their 11-year-old daughter and fled ‘in an unknown direction,’ according to state-owned Russia Today信用: 路透社