An investigation was opened in Paris this Thursday, October 12 to “suspected poisoning” of the Russian journalist Marina Ovsiannikova, a refugee within the French capital, identified for having brandished an indication on Russian state tv denouncing the invasion of Ukraine, we discovered from a supply near the matter, which confirmed the Paris prosecutor’s workplace.
The journalist felt unwell on Thursday close to her house, within the heart of Paris. She claimed to have been poisoned by the Russians, in accordance with one other supply near the matter. An investigation was opened and samples had been being taken at his house.
A 3rd supply near the matter harassed that“at this stage, no data” didn’t make it attainable to accredit poisoning.
“I worry for my life. Once I speak to my associates in Russia, they ask me what I favor: Novichok, polonium [des substances mortelles] or a automotive accident »she stated in February throughout a press convention in Paris.
Sentenced to eight and a half years in jail in Russia
After his discomfort, a crew from the NGO defending press freedom Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) went to the “journalist with signal”indicated on X (ex-Twitter) Christophe Deloire, the secretary common of RSF.
In October 2022, whereas below home arrest, Marina Ovsiannikova fled Russia.
She was sentenced final week in absentia to eight and a half years in jail for criticizing the Russian military. The journalist was prosecuted for “spreading false data” on the Russian armed forces and had already been fined for related acts in August 2022.