Femen activist brutally beaten

KYIV - A leading male activist with Ukrainian feminist rights movement Femen was beaten up in a brutal nighttime attack, the group said Thursday, blaming the Ukrainian and Russian special services.

Viktor Svyatskiy was left with severe bruising to his face, a suspected broken jaw and broken teeth in the assault late on Wednesday in central Kyiv, Femen said in a statement.

The incident comes ahead of a visit to Ukraine by Russian President Vladimir Putin later this week.

Femen blamed the attack on employees of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU), the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) and their counterparts in Belarus who are still known as the KGB.

Femen's female activists have become well-known in Ukraine and abroad for baring their breasts to protest discrimination against women and other rights violations.

The Femen statement described Svyatskiy as a "political consultant" working with the group while Ukrainian media said he was one of their ideologues.

Via: enca.com

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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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