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FEMEN activist arrested for 15 days for protest against Patriarch Kirill's visit

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July 27, 2012, 10:15 a.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Boryspil city court in Kyiv region sentenced on Thursday an activist of Ukraine's women's movement FEMEN, Yana Zhdanova, to fifteen days of administrative arrest for her protest action against Head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill at Boryspil Airport on Thursday morning.
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Boryspil city court in Kyiv region sentenced on Thursday an activist of Ukraine's women's movement FEMEN, Yana Zhdanova, to fifteen days of administrative arrest for her protest action against Head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill at Boryspil Airport on Thursday morning.

Interfax-Ukraine learned this at Kyiv regional branch of police.

As reported, the half-naked woman belonging to FEMEN approached the patriarch while he was talking to journalists at the airport and shouted 'Go Away!' before security apprehended her.

Zhdanova was accredited as a journalist of the Kharkiv newspaper Vesti.

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