FEMEN Women’s Movement Says Police Blocking Organisation’s Office In Kyiv

FEMEN women's movement says policemen have been blocking the organisation's office in Kyiv, the organisation's has announced at its blog on LiveJournal.

"Whole night long police special force troops were blocking FEMEN's Kyiv office at 21 Mykhailivska Street," the statement said.

The movement opines, after the Internal Affairs Ministry's Chief Directorate in Kyiv filed a criminal case upon a pulling-down of a memorable cross police set off in a wide-scale hunt for the activists.

The statement remarks, FEMEN do not regret their acts and are ready for any following up scenario.

As Ukrainian News earlier reported, Kyiv's Pecherskyi District Police Department on August 17 opened a criminal case in connection with the sawing down of a cross that was erected near the Zhovtnevyi Palace on Instytutska Street in Kyiv in memory of victims of repression by the NKVD in the period of 1930s-1950s.

The criminal case was opened under Section 2 of Article 296 of the Criminal Code (hooliganism by a group).

This crime caries a punishment of up to four years of imprisonment.

Via: un.ua


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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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