Belarus MIA Decided to Carefully Study FEMEN Case

Checks have been initiated by the Belarusian police. The decision to start investigation was decided on December 20, when it became known that the FEMEN activists had been found in Yelsk district of Homel voblast.

The Interior Ministry also stressed that neither any one of the girls, nor the representatives of the Ukrainian Embassy in Belarus had filed a claim over the crime committed against them, BelaPAN.

As Telegraf previously reported, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expressed its dissatisfaction with nonfeasance of the Belarusian authorities to investigate into the incident with the abduction of the activists of the women's movement FEMEN after their protest rally at the KGB headquarters in Minsk. However, as noted by the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Oleg Voloshin, "there is no reason to accuse the official Belarusian authorities, except for the cases of banditry on its territory."

December 19, 2011, activists of the Ukrainian women's movement FEMEN held a protest in Minsk against the prison confinement of the Belarusian opposition. The rally was disbanded by the authorities. The same evening, FEMEN reported that its representatives Inna Shevchenko, Oksana Shachko, Alexandra Nemchinova and operator of the organization - an Australian citizen, Kitty Green - had disappeared.

According to the head of the KGB of Belarus, Vadim Zaitsev, it’s a gross provocation. "We will find out as soon as possible who stands behind this and for what purpose," he said.

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The mission of the "FEMEN" movement is to create the most favourable conditions for the young women to join up into a social group with the general idea of the mutual support and social responsibility, helping to reveal the talents of each member of the movement.

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