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Concern about poison attack – Ovsjannikova gives the all-clear

Journalist Marina Ovsyannikova may have been the victim of a poison attack.  Photo: Annette Riedl/dpa

Journalist Marina Ovsyannikova might have been the sufferer of a poison attack. photograph

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The Russian TV journalist Ovsyannikova grew to become identified as a result of she held a protest signal towards the war in Ukraine into the digicam. In Paris, the place she now lives, she all of the sudden feels sick on the road.

Russian TV journalist Marina Ovsyannikova, who grew to become identified for her criticism of the war in Ukraine, was not the sufferer of a poison attack in Paris, opposite to what was briefly feared. After a test-up in the hospital, Ovsyannikova stated on Telegram on Friday that she was now feeling a lot better. No traces of a poisonous substance had been found in her blood and the outcomes of most checks at the moment are obtainable. It will not be a case of poisoning. When she all of the sudden grew to become sick on the road the day earlier than and her situation worsened, the French police determined to research.

As the Paris public prosecutor’s workplace introduced on Friday, it was investigating whether or not the journalist had been poisoned. “We were afraid for Marina Ovsyannikova,” stated Reporters Without Borders Secretary General Christophe Deloire in Paris.

Every week and a half in the past, Ovsyannikova was sentenced to eight and a half years in a jail camp in Russia. A courtroom in Moscow discovered her responsible in absentia of allegedly spreading false experiences about the Russian military. The editor, who was then nonetheless employed by Russian state tv, prompted a stir shortly after the begin of the war towards Ukraine in March 2022 when she jumped into the image in the center of a dwell information broadcast and held up a protest poster.

After the motion, Ovsjannikova, now 45, labored for the German newspaper “Welt”, however then returned to Russia and protested towards the war once more. In October 2022, her lawyer introduced that she had now lastly left her homeland for Europe.