French police are investigating the doable poisoning of a former Russian state TV journalist who give up after making an on-air protest in opposition to the conflict in Ukraine.
Marina Ovsyannikova, who fled Russia for France along with her daughter final 12 months, known as emergency companies and was taken to hospital after all of a sudden falling ailing as she left her Paris residence, the French capital’s prosecutor’s workplace stated.
The 45-year-old stated she suspected that she was poisoned, it added.
An examination of her residence was being carried out by police, prosecutors added.
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Media watchdog Reporters With out Borders, which helped Ms Ovsyannikova go away her native nation, stated its crew has been “at her facet” as she sought medical consideration.
She gained worldwide consideration in March final 12 months when she interrupted a live broadcast to protest in opposition to the conflict in Ukraine, holding up an indication which learn in English: “No conflict. Russians in opposition to conflict.”
In Russian, it learn: “NO WAR. Cease the conflict. Do not imagine propaganda. They’re mendacity to you right here.”
On the time she was the editor of the Vremya nightly information programme, however after quitting her job Ms Ovsyannikova turned considerably of an activist, staging anti-war pickets and talking out in opposition to the battle.
She was fined for flouting protest laws and posted on social media to sentence these answerable for the continuing conflict.
Her fantastic was price 30,000 roubles (round £223.40 on the time).
After her dwelling was raided by Russian authorities in August final 12 months, she was put beneath home arrest earlier than her escape to Europe.
Earlier this month, a Moscow court docket sentenced her to eight and a half years in jail in absentia for spreading false details about the Russian military.