Fully clothed Femen in trouble for ‘free hugs’
Jan. 21, 2011, 1:01 a.m. | Ukraine
— by Peter Byrne
Inna Shevchenko (R) of the Ukrainian women's rights group Femen takes part in a Jan. 17 demonstration in front of a Kyiv court to protest her arrest. The poster reads: “Hands off, Femen.” Opposition politicians and pro-democracy advocates accuse President Viktor Yanukovych of trampling on the constitution to monopolize power and persecute political opponents.
Femen activists chalked up a rare legal victory on Jan. 17 after a Kyiv court threw out charges against Inna Shevchenko for holding an illegal demonstration.
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