A lawyer for the Russian television editor who held up an anti-war sign during a live broadcast on Monday confirmed to CNN that they have found Marina Ovsynnikova and she is in Moscow court.
A photo showing Ovsynnikova and one of her lawyers, Anton Gashinsky, was published on Telegram.
According to CNN, Dmitry Zakhvatov and other lawyers had been trying to locate the Channel One editor since her protest on Monday.
The BBC reported that Ovsynnikova was detained after she ran on to the set on Monday holding an anti-war sign.
The news outlet said the sign, clearly visible for a few seconds, read: “No war, stop the war, don’t believe the propaganda, they are lying to you here.”
Al Jazeera reported that human rights organisations had warned Russia against punishing Ovsynnikova.
It said the Kremlin on Tuesday described Ovsyannikova’s actions as “hooliganism”.
“As far as this woman is concerned, this is hooliganism,” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters, praising Channel One for what he called its quality, objective and timely programming.