A group of Ukrainian topless protesters may face jail term up to four years for climbing onto the balcony of the Indian ambassador in Kyiv and tearing down India's national flag last month, said police Friday.
The protesters had brought down the Indian flag, smashed the doors and windows with it and threw it on the ground.
The Femen activists were enraged by the Indian Foreign Ministry ordering thorough checks into all Ukrainians aged 15 to 40 seeking to enter the country, saying it would help weed out the numerous prostitutes in search of a job, the RIA Novosti reported Friday.
The incident >>>
In a first, Ukrainian topless protesters Femen face a criminal case in their home country, though not over their practice of stripping in public for a good cause.
A group of unnamed Femen activists may end up in prison for up to four years over climbing onto the balcony of the residence of the Indian ambassador in Kyiv and tearing down the Indian flag, local police said on Friday.
The activists were enraged by the Indian Foreign Ministry ordering thorough checks into all Ukrainians aged 15 to 40 seeking to enter the country, saying it would help weed out the numerous prostitutes in search of a >>>
The Prosecutor-General's Office on February 16 opened a criminal case upon desecration of the flag of India by activists from the women's movement FEMEN in this country's embassy in Kyiv, reads a statement made by the press service of the Internal Affairs Ministry.
The police say that in January the female activists penetrated up onto the balcony of the Indian embassy building.
Several topless girls unfolded a banner and were chanting objectionable slogans.
Then, the police say, they took the Indian national flag off from the mast, lunged it at windows and doors of the diplomatic building >>>
Activists of Femen Ukrainian movement, known for organizing topless actions, told a Hurriyet reporter that they are planning a protest action in Turkey.
“We are planning a protest action in Turkey in summer. The plan is not clear yet but in all probability the action will be dedicated to ending violence in Turkish families, titled “Turkish Man, Stop Beating Your Wife,” said a female activist.
According to the source, the Ukrainian female activists also noted that Turkish men are very much interested in sex tourism in Ukraine.
The activists said, “Every week five or six buses carry Turkish >>>
EDS NOTE NUDITY - Employees of Gazprom carry a Femen activist who staged
a protest outside Gazprom headquarters, Moscow, Monday, Feb., 13, 2012. Activists
of the Ukrainian group Femen protested in front of the Russian natural gas
monopoly Gazprom, blaming Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Gazprom
of subjugating Ukraine and Europe at large. (Sergey Ponomarev)
February 14, 2012
By Madeleine Corcoran
This photo, recognized on Friday with a World Press Photo award, is bound to grab attention, as breasts often do, and the Ukranian feminist group, FEMEN, clearly plays to that reaction. Considering the relentless sexualization of female bodies, however, the photo provides a more complex presentation of the exposed female torso.
When female breasts are commonly fetishized in public imagery in the name of titillation, though (the British tabloid, The Sun, prints a topless woman on page 3 every day), can any single act of protest actually >>>
MOSCOW (AP) -- Five Ukrainian women activists have held a topless protest outside the Moscow headquarters of Gazprom, to denounce the policies of the Russian gas supplier.
Police detained one of the women from the protest group Femen who had climbed onto the roof of a small building at the entrance.
Ukraine is dependent on Russia for supplies of natural gas and is demanding to pay lower prices. Moscow has refused to budge unless Ukraine agrees to give up control over the export pipelines that carry Russian gas on to Europe.
During Monday's protest, the women held up signs saying "Gas Racket" >>>
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Moscow (RT) - Activists of the radical Ukrainian feminist movement Femen staged a topless >>>
It seems it's never too cold for FEMEN. Despite temperatures dipping to minus 11 degrees Fahrenheit, members of the Ukrainian activist group protested outside the headquarters of Russian gas monopoly Gazprom -- topless.
According to the Associated Press, the women held signs reading "Gas Racket" and "Gas Gangsters," accusing Russian Prime Minster Vladimir Putin and Gazprom of subjugating Ukraine and Europe through its gas policies.
According to >>>
Topless Ukrainian protesters demonstrate from the group Femen, which stages small, half-naked protests against a range of issues including oppression. (Anja Niedringhaus, AP)
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